Fire Keepers | Weeks 8 & 9 | Embodying Animals

Fire Keepers | Weeks 8 & 9 | Embodying Animals

The last two weeks at Fire Keepers have been pretty exciting! On Halloween, just before the weather transformed into wet, cold rains, we transformed into wild creatures with the help of some face paints a dedicated Mama dropped off for us in the AM and received our nature names! On the Wildcrafting front, we started shaving the bright yellow berberine filled bark of Mahonia nervosa (Low Oregon Grape) to make into a tincture that will be used to make hand sanitizer in the future.

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Fire Keepers | Weeks 6 & 7 | Fire, Shelter & Family

Fire Keepers | Weeks 6 & 7 | Fire, Shelter & Family

Wow, we’ve had such a sweet couple of weeks with the Fire Keepers!  Here’s how we’ve been enjoying the sunshine…

Week 6
An epic leaf fight amongst the crew brought about an exhilarating start to our day.  The fallen leaves of Big Leaf Maple are not only fun to play with, but also provide excellent insulation for primitive shelters, and you can even stuff handfuls of leaves in between the layers of your clothes if you need some extra warmth on a cold day! 

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