It’s about these kinds of moments

“Ok? Who wants to go with me?” My husband announces. “Me!” My daughter exclaims. Oh great, I think to myself. No chance for a deer now. Kids are noisy. Kids are messy. Kids are innocent. She wants to be where her Papa is. Wasn’t I the same? My younger moments were following in my father’s…

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Hold your promise and don’t kill me

They say you can take me places Help me remember Help me forget Fly. I’m tempted to go I’m tempted to stay What do I want from you? Fly. The journey can be a trip The trip can be a journey I don’t understand you Fly. They say you have promises If I was lost…

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Pussy Willow, Pussy Willow Where Have You Been?

  Pussy Willow, Pussy Willow where have you been? I have been waiting for Spring to be seen. Pussy Willow, Pussy Willow, what will you do now? I will go forth and pollinate all of my boughs.   © Jennifer Côté   https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pussy_willow    

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I’d Tap That…Birch Tapping 101

That Birch is beautiful. It’s 50 feet tall and its trunk is eight inches in diameter. The sun shines softly on one face of the tree, illuminating the creamy, papery bark.  Bits of greenish-grey lichen cling to the lower part of the tree. Short, soft moss carpets the base of the tree and extends outwards…

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Collecting Chaga with an untested forager

It’s Chaga hunting day! Karoline arrives at my door with her backpack in hand. I look down at her feet and notice she is wearing ankle high hiking boots. Not quite the boots I was hoping she would be wearing. She will soon learn when I say wear your boots, it means up to the…

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