This year we celebrate the 50th anniversary of Earth Day. Fifty years and what a year for that anniversary. Now more than ever before we must not only celebrate our beautiful mother earth but do everything humanly possible to protect her and all of her inhabitants. She is a beautiful gift to us all. Let’s [...]
Week 39: Inspiration: The Elements "Earth, Fire, Wind, Rain, and Spirit. Find inspiration in the elements of our world." This quiet spot in our forest offers 4 of the 5 elements. Earth, rain, wind, and spirit. Earth - plenty of soil and trees. Rain - adds to this small creek. This time of year it's [...]
Yesterday while hiking with my dog, it inspired me to share the many benefits of a fall walk in the forest. With a crisp coolness in the air the fallen leaves crunched under my feet. I looked up in wonder at the variety of colors and shades of green still on the trees. Fall is [...]
Our place in the woods along with some beautiful, still ripening homegrown tomatoes. *NOTE: Just today I received this message from WordPress. "Starting August 1, Facebook will no longer allow third-party tools to automatically post to Profiles." With this option to share content directly to Facebook going away, after this post I will no longer [...]
If you saw me on my hike today, you would have wondered what was wrong. A crazy lady waving a long stick and flailing about as she walked along in a seemingly peaceful forest. That peaceful forest was full of spider webs. Now I must tell you I am a nature lover. A lover of [...]
What started out as a fun project in the woods has become more. Previously, we set an area aside for camping. Later deciding to build a small structure, what I like to call "The Shanty". Reusing lumber, sheet metal, and pallets procured from various places, limiting our need to buy new materials. We purchased the base supports [...]
Looking down on this dense Canadian forest, I wonder how we made it through to the top.