It’s almost Summer…

Memorial Day weekend traditionally is the unofficial beginning of summer. While our holiday plans may be packed with family fun and summer activities… it’s important to pause the festivities in remembrance of the real meaning and history of Memorial Day.

This is the day we pay homage to all those who didn’t come home. Unlike Veterans Day, it’s not a celebration. Rather, it’s a day of solemn contemplation over the cost of freedom.

“Our flag does not fly because the wind moves it. It flies with the last breath of each soldier who died protecting it.” Unknown

Rams: A Lesson in Tough Love

Sheepy Hollow Farm

Why do you suppose a ram, a male sheep, is called a ram?

ram  (rm) n.

1. A male sheep.
2. Any of several devices used to drive, batter, or crush by forceful impact, especially:

a. A battering ram.
b. The weight that drops in a pile driver or steam hammer.
c. The plunger or piston of a force pump or hydraulic press.
3. A hydraulic ram.
They say a picture paints a thousand words…
The good news…neither bad boy has ever ‘rammed’ me! The shed roof is almost  5-feet above the ground. I have springy sheep! Grrrrrrr….
This is my lovely ram’s shed, a snap-shot of recent rams’ destructive PLAY… a display perhaps of boredom?  What else do rams have to do??? In spite of the best of care, their antics never cease to aMu$e me (and my pocketbook). You see, I have two Shetland rams: senior 3-year-old and…

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A Brief Journey in to Sami Band Weaving

I’ve got down a rabbit hole! I’m intrigued by Sami band weaving!

The Ray Mears & Woodlore Bushcraft Blog

We have recently been sent the following, lovely post, from long-term Woodlorean Bosco Li. Bosco has successfully tried his hand at making a pair of beautiful Sami shoe bands, after seeing them on his Arctic Experience Expedition with Woodlore:

I remember hazy childhood days when we had the luxury of daydreaming about the world and pondering fanciful thoughts. I recall one such recurring whimsy being whether I’d prefer living in the freezing cold or the sweltering heat if I were forced to choose. I’d mull over the pros and cons endlessly, until I concluded the answer would simply be whichever one I was more adept at thriving in! To that end, many years later I booked and was fortunate enough to learn about arctic survival with the Woodlore School of Wilderness Bushcraft.

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