Well, It looks like we may actually get a spring. After an April full of snow and record breaking cold, the sun is shining and it is warm. It is glorious. We are in our new home now, and I am ready to get out and learn the land. I have new plants to learn, new routes, and find where the animals live. we are looknig forward to planning new classes and camps where you will be able to actually join us at Northwinds campus. we are also working on a monthly skills meet. This would entail coming on friday night and Cooking dinner around the fire. we will all camp out together and on saturday we will spend 6 -8 hours working on something. Maybe it is coal burned bowl and spoon making, or maybe we would harvest cattails or acorns. Each month would be a different topic, and it would be set up like a subscription service. Sign up monthly or sign up yearly.
These are only a few ideas that have been floating around in the North Winds arena. Mostly, we are just excited to learn our new home. We have already had trumpeter swans, a black bear, and a barred owl on our property. We have Red oak, Maple, Birch, White pine, and red pine on our property. We have found Stinging nettles, Sun chokes, Cattails, and so many more plants. We are also adjacent to 7,700 acres of Wildlife Management area. Here we can forage, and hunt, We track, and explore. This will be the home of North winds Wilderness School and my family for the foreseeable future. There is also the lake. We have 400′ of Shore line on Fish lake. Fish Lake is an 83 acre lake with no public access. There are a few homes on the lake, but only a few. This will give us access to fishing, canoeing, Aquatic plant ID, swimming, and more.
We are so thankful that spring is finally here, and we are very excited at the prospect of having you all to see the land. We have already scheduled a bow making class, and a tracking evaluation.
See you Soon.