Y! Green - Just last week, I was out enjoying a spring walk in the woods with my family. Now, early spring is marked in the North East, not by a carpet of polychromatic flowers, but by the receding of the permafrost and the ritual breaking of the leaf cover by a few tenacious perennials. Still it is exciting to see nature’s slow reclaiming of the forest floor after so many months of snow, ice, and mud. But not so exciting that you would want to drop to your knees and start digging in the topsoil, unless of course you found yourself a bouquet of ramps -- which is precisely what I found.

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