Lovely, dark and deep

….the woods are lovely, dark and deep but I have promises to keep and miles to go before I sleep and miles to go before I sleep *Robert Frost*   Picture taken at the Ancient Forest, British Columbia

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Silence *** The Silent Sun

It’s a cool and crisp September morning. Birds still lay warm in their nests. The sun rises silently. It feels like it’s greeting me personally, saying a quiet hello. “Hello” I whisper back. I wait patiently for the world to come alive. Silence

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Bison Hunt 2017: The Prep

Dread. Fear. Excitement. Hope…I feel all these things as I lay in bed 5:00am this morning. One week. One more week until the trucks and trailers are loaded to head North for seven days. Yep. I can feel the pressure. I can feel the sweat along my hairline start to creep in. I shed a…

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Pickled Chicken of the Woods

Originally posted on Eliana's Garden, LLC:
This is such an amazing mushroom. It’s gorgeous, incredibly nutritious, and best yet…tastes just like chicken. I’ll get into the nutrition side in another post. Right now let’s talk about how freaking huge these things can be. Seriously, 8-15 lbs of mushrooms at one time is no laughing…

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A teenager is blinded by wildfire smoke and falls in love with a wild animal.

  Lost and Found If I felt alone before, I was really alone now. Curled up in a ball on the lake shore of Eulatzella Lake, I wept for myself. I wanted to get so close to that fire; see the flames and feel the heat. I wanted to feel alive as I felt so…

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Birch Polypore: A write up done by The Village Plate

Learn how to identify, harvest, prepare birch polypore mushrooms to extract their medicinal value. via Birch Polypore – Medicinal Wild Mushroom — The Village Plate   I had to share this article as I use this mushroom a lot. It’s always in my pantry and added to my teas and even soup broths. It’s a great…

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Buck, Buck, Moose – Interview with Hank Shaw — Chef in the Wild

Sometimes it is cool to know people. I happen to know Hank, he is a good dude. That said – the man has launched an ambitious new book, backed by a Kickstarter Campaign, on cooking venison called Buck, Buck, Moose. Take a gander at the interview below – or on the Stands with the new…

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Reflecting

I sit here and sip my afternoon coffee and reflect. Oh! The many miles this train diner car has traveled until it was put in its resting place. Now, it sits out of work and out of time. As a diner car, I’m sure it listened to conversation upon conservation about its passengers travels, dreams,…

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Wanderlust

  I have never been to the end of this road. Every year I go back to this spot, but never finish the road. I hope that will change this year. There is so much country in these back woods, I may need a whole day to explore it. This picture does give me incredible wanderlust.…

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