We live at 6,000 ft elevation in a national forest. The winters are harsh, the summers are mild, and 9-10 months out of the year we rely on firewood to heat our 111 year old cabin. Life is challenging, but those challenges push us forward, make us stronger, more resilient, and more self sufficient. For some life is a journey, for me it is an adventure. Join me as I document our struggles, trials, and victories in the wild!
Yes, this is me in winter - fox fur cape, warm gloves, looking for tracks in the forest. We don't want bears near the cabin.
So pretty, but snow in May - every year - is not always so fun. By this time I'm ready for sun!
What? Doesn't everybody have a pet turkey? She was a rescue from the feed store, picked on by the other baby turkeys, placed with baby chickens, and adopted by me.
And they are delicious. Our chickens are free range through the warm months of the year, and they are warm and well cared for through the winter. Yes, I love my chickies and their green eggs!
Cause it keeps me warm all winter. It takes around 8 full cords of wood to heat the cabin through the long cold months of winter, so wood is a good thing.
Our cabin in a national forest! And if you looks close you'll see a cow out front. It's not mine but they're welcome here all the same. This is our forest life and our forest home. Hope you learn a few survival tips while you're here!
Finding strange tracks in the snow! What are they?