Wild & Precious Life – Autumn 2021

Technically, winter doesn't begin until the end of December, but in the Finger Lakes it's hard to deny that there's a certain chill to the air that is very reminiscent to winter. And so, for the last three years I've found myself humming Christmas songs* and joyfully walking in snowfall in November. *It should be…

Wild & Precious Life – Mid-Spring to Early Summer 2021

The last I wrote was in April and per usual, the warmer weather drew me outdoors and away from indoor focuses. Gone were journals, left behind were crochet projects, and forgotten were embroideries. We finished the last of our jarred goods from last year's harvest and the snow finally melted. Environmentally, this year is something…

Wild & Precious Life – End of Winter/Start of Spring 2021

January descended upon the Finger Lakes with heavy snow. One snowstorm followed another, although we truthfully didn't get many. The temperatures remained low, and the snow remained on the ground. Too high for play, we stayed indoors. When I look at the past few months, I find myself at a loss for words. How do…

Wild & Precious Life – Holidays 2020

End of summer and beginning of autumn life update can be read here. As so much of this year has been filled with uncertainty and unknowing, with the shadow of worry close at hand, that feeling unsurprisingly poured into our holiday seasons but no holiday greater than Halloween. How would we celebrate Halloween? What would…