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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Wild Wanderers | "Taco"berries and Yellow Jackets

Wild Wanderers | "Taco"berries and Yellow Jackets

Just wanted to drop a quick note about this week's camp... We had a blast climbing trees, making fishing poles, playing running and hiding games, building shelters, breaking sticks, imitating animals, laughing, telling stories, listening to bird voices, slowing our breathing, increasing our heart rates, exploring the creek bed, and generally gelling as a group and enjoying the beautiful summer days out at Lake Padden! 

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