is the green thing that’s edible.
I know. It’s January and so damn cold that the pipes in our unheated greenhouse burst into a frightful geyser just 2 days ago. But I can’t help it. We read this chapter book, by our new favorite southwest author and all the farming references got me excited.
Our new favorite reality TV show is looking out our east window right at sunset to see the band of four bucks sparring at the bottom of our sled hill.
You can hear their antlers clattering! It reminds me of when Dan and I kiss and our glasses get all hooked together.
I can’t tell you how happy this makes Dan. Makes up for burst pipes, that’s how happy.
* Sparring is when antlered-animals lock antlers and push at each other to determine who’s the bigger dude. In “rutting” season the winner gets to mate with the harem of ladies. This time of year, seems like it’s just boys having fun.
* I love your comments on raising happy, connected children. So many good ideas. So important. Thanks for sharing. And thanks for the clemency on self-conscious post title.
Have a super, duper weekend.
TWO SPONSORS SPOTLIGHTS
I am excited to announce, a program that feels very in-line with my beliefs on nurturing healthy, connected children who feel comfortable in nature. 6512 and growing sponsor, Frosty Pines, a Durango, Colorado wilderness education center for families, is offering another session of Lost in the Woods, starting January 26th.
Children, ages 9-16, will learn how to navigate the winter woods with maps and compass, and without. Participants will build survival shelters, learn how to locate dry fuels and build fires (without paper and matches), study basic wilderness first aid, discover how to find potable wild water sources, dig a latrine, find wild edibles in the winter, pack a “think ahead for survival” bag, and much more. More here.
These are meaningful and important skills that will greatly empower children; thanks Tom and Marcie for bringing this program to the community.
Mention 6512 and get 20% off. Space is limited to 12 children, sign up now.
Also, if your children are too young for Lost in the Woods, Frosty Pines offers The Four Elements Homeschool program on Wednesdays; Col is very much looking forward to the classes on fire ecology; maps, mountains and rocks; birds and kite-building.
Longtime 6512 sponsor, Namaste Health Center, is offering homeopathic wellness shots (also available in oral form). They are very affordable, entirely chemical and preservative free, and made from combination of homeopathic remedies that are completely safe to take for anyone, any age.
Naturopathic doctor Stacy Mulkey says, “I have used this combination of antiviral and overall immune supportive homeopathics for 8 winters now and every year I get so many comments from people who use this remedy about not getting sick when they travel, or when everything is going around at work and school. It gives another level of protection from ANY virus that is going around…not just the one that MAY be prevented from flu vaccine”
Also, after many years of treating cancer patients, Naturopathic doctor and owner of Namaste Health Center, Nasha Winters, has decided to focus her medical practice entirely on Naturopathic Integrative Oncology. In March, 2013 she will be sitting for her FABNO (Fellow of the American Board of Naturopathic Oncology) board exams. This is quite an honor and a process in which few doctors in North America are even eligible. Nasha’s schedule is jam-packed, but if you or anyone you know is looking for integrative cancer support, I would recommend getting on her waiting list. She is a lovely, warm person whose very presence feels like a beam of healing light.