Hello, old friend. It's good to be home. #driftless #wisconsin
Eventually I'll do something about that 1980's wallpaper, but for now I'm just happy to call this cozy little rig our home away from home. (Wrapping up another 2 1/2 days at the makerspace and having a hard time getting my kids to load up for home.) #vintagerv #roadschool
My treasure beneath the garlic mustard. (More on the blog today about why we pull and burn garlic mustard, and our day in the forest.)
Garlic mustard crusaders! We packed a picnic and spent four hours pulling and burning in our woods. (Seeds came in with the floods.) In the end we cleared most of an acre. Lupine was (bizarrely) in her bliss. Sage was stoked to play with fire and go home. Either way we're winning! #invasiveplants #garlicmustard
New blog post today. About foraging, but really about parenting. (Link in my profile.)
I'm rarely bothered by nettle stings, but occasionally I brush against a particularly feisty one. If you've been stung, look around for jewelweed! (Shown in my hand here.) It often grows side-by-side with nettle. A simple poultice of the bruised leaves quiets the sting in an instant. Relief! #herbalism #nettles #jewelweed #poultice
My foraging partner. She spied some cattail shoots on our walk home, and just couldn't resist.
There are no sweeter words to my ears than, Mama, will you go foraging with me? Be still my heart.
And I couldn't help but recall how difficult those days so often were. They were long and lonely days, indeed. And I remembered how stretched I felt; how disconnected I was from the identity I had built for myself before motherhood. In so many ways I felt lost, overwhelmed, and often alone. And now life couldn't be more different. * More on the blog, sweet friends. (Link in my profile.) #attachmentparenting #mothering #parenthood #highlysensitiveperson