Fire Keepers | Week 10 | Bent Bark Baskets Before Befriending Barred Owl

Fire Keepers | Week 10 | Bent Bark Baskets Before Befriending Barred Owl

This past week at Fire Keepers was a hoot! Not only did we get to work really hard to create something beautiful for our awesome Mothers, but we we able to collectively stalk underneath of an big Barred Owl (Strix varia) and hang out with her for what felt like ages… It was a very special moment to be a part of and I know the kids were extremely excited about this!

For the Mom’s we created bent bark baskets out of Western Red Cedar bark.  

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Fox Walkers | Week 29 | Mother's Day Offerings & Wild Wanderings

Fox Walkers | Week 29 | Mother's Day Offerings & Wild Wanderings

Wow!  What a beautiful week it was!  The Fox Walkers have been loving all of the abundance of springtime.  So much to touch, taste, smell and listen for out there in the forest these days!

Last week, with Mother’s Day on the horizon, we decided to celebrate the mamas in our lives by making a sweet nature-inspired offering for them, using materials from the Earth.  We made “nature looms” using sticks that we harvested and a bit of yarn.  We wove in some of the colorful offerings of spring: flowers, fresh plant growth, ferns and lichens.  Thanks to all the mamas out there--especially mama Earth!--for being so loving, caring and generous!

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Dandelion Protein Muffins!

Dandelion Protein Muffins!

I’ve been experimenting in the kitchen lately, trying to find creative ways to incorporate some more nutritious wild foods into my meals.  And since the dandelion flowers have been popping for a few weeks now (and many of them are already starting to go to seed!) I figured I’d seize the opportunity to add these vitamin-packed abundant blossoms into a healthy snack.

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