We all hated jack pine in college. In forestry school, we spent an entire fall semester alternating our time between cool, moist hardwood forests and the hot, dusty jack pine plains. The hardwoods were comfortable to work in and a lot less likely to harbor nests of vicious hornets. It took me a long time … Continue reading Blueberry Mini-Adventure (and Muffins!)
This week's mini-adventure had a few things in coming with the last one, including hot sticky weather, blistered feet, and that creepy feeling of being alone-but-perhaps-not-really-alone in the woods. Happily, I did not see any bears. I volunteered to take a look at a property for Keweenaw Land Trust to see what's out there and make sure … Continue reading Slog this Way: Finding a Special Swamp
I am an idiot. Earlier this week, I was attempting to back up all of our files so that I could reformat our creaky, old computer so that it might last a bit longer. Instead, I managed to delete pretty much all of our files.I accidentally reformated our computer's secondary drive, which contained:all of our photos (probably … Continue reading Unintentional Simple Living
One of the sometimes-frustrating things about living in this part of the world (besides all of the dumb comments) is that summer is so short. It really only extends from the middle of June through the end of August. If we're lucky. If we're not, it can be like this year, when—after a (seemingly) six-month-long Polar … Continue reading Just. Don’t. Blink.
Over the last few weeks I've been making a list in the mornings of my 1 to 3 top priorities for the day, and, although I often don't Jane a 100% success rate, I think it's generally a useful thing for me to do. Today I'm in Washington, having flown into Seattle last night. And … Continue reading Today’s Most Important Things