First and foremost, thanks to all who came out to spend the day with us at our Spring Family Visit Day a couple of weeks ago! We had such a wonderful time playing running games, sharing our spring movement circle, imitating birds in our bird language skits, eating dandelion fritters, playing Jays and Chickadees, exploring critters under logs, examining plants, and singing songs with you! Pat and I didn’t get around to taking many pictures on those days, but I’m sure that some of you took a few! It was such an honor and joy to spend the day in the forest with you and your wonderful families!Read More
“Ahhh!! I cut myself!!” cried one of our Earth Scouts Summer Camp students suddenly while she was whittling a stick with her knife. I looked up to see her hunched over with blood dripping from her finger, her knife tossed to the ground.
Tears were streaming down her face as pain from the cut (and perhaps a bit of fright from the sight of lots of blood) sank in. I quickly got up to get a closer look. Blood was gushing from what appeared to be a deep laceration in her finger (Perhaps she had forgotten to follow our third rule of knife safety: always cut away from and off of yourself!). I grabbed my first-aid kit and got out some supplies. I rinsed the wound with clean water and had her put pressure on it. After a few minutes, the blood was still gushing. This cut was deep!Read More
Last week at Fox Walkers was chock full of wild edible inspiration! A major highlight was preparing delicious Big Leaf Maple Blossom fritters (we made them Gluten & Dairy Free - that’s actually coconut milk in the glass milk jug in the pics!). They were delicious, especially with a dollop of Maple syrup on them. Yum! We’re truly grateful for the wild edible abundance this time of year. Spring in the Pacific Northwest is so incredibly special!Read More