Oyster Mushrooms: A Spring Delight & A Potent Teacher.

Oyster Mushrooms: A Spring Delight & A Potent Teacher.

As I wandered through the woods the other day, I stumbled upon some oyster mushrooms growing shelflike on a Red Alder log, and couldn’t help but let out a nostalgic chuckle.  I have a bit of a funny relationship with this particular edible fungus, you see. . .

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Fire Keepers | Weeks 30 + 31 | Respect, Agreements, Scouting & Adventure.

Fire Keepers | Weeks 30 + 31 | Respect, Agreements, Scouting & Adventure.

The energy of spring is big and boisterous, and we humans often find ourselves mirroring that vibrancy and spiritedness this time of year.  As the sword fern’s fresh fronds unfurl and burst into bright green beauty, as the baby juncos fledge their nests, and as the fawn starts to venture a bit further away from its doe, the human children also seem to be having their own little spurts of growth and overflowing effervescence going on right now.  With all of this tenderness, exuberance, and new growth, it’s even more important that we tread lightly upon the earth and be mindful of one another these days.  In that same vein, spring is a good time to revisit the concept of respect and compassion for nature, for each other, and for ourselves.

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Fox Walkers | Weeks 30 + 31 | Barefoot and Fancy Free

Fox Walkers | Weeks 30 + 31 | Barefoot and Fancy Free

Spring! What a full time of year, full of excitement and energy! We have been having a blast at Fox Walkers both in full sun and under the rains that are helping hydrate the forests that have been crying out for a drink.  We ran barefoot in the grass and walked through a stream.

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