Thursday, October 29, 2009

Sustainable Lifestyle

Last night I thanked the elk my husband shot but not the veggies. These exclusive homegrown meals are less rare due to his cold frames (which grow veggies into the winter and early spring) and our large freezers. Yes, the chopping, peeling, cooking gets tedious during harvest time but sitting down to an "off the land" meal is a reward in itself. Now if I can only get my husband to grow wine grapes...

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Building Better Bones

Ok, we could've driven to the mouth Wolverine Canyon verses carrying 40 lbs on our backs to sleep two nights in the "wilderness." I wondered why a day hiker traveling up Wolverine Canyon smirked when he said, "the road is great condition." As Wolverine Canyon merged with Horse Canyon, a newly graded road dominated the landscape.
Time did slow down as I noticed golden Cottonwood trees and weird figurines on top of steep stained walls. While we trudged back up Wolverine with heavy backpacks, my mantra was, "weight bearing exercises builds better bones." Have SUV I shall travel, just not to all my wilderness experiences.