Ramblin’ And Rambling (Talking About Friluftsliv While Walking The Trails At The SOTF Campus)

Friluftsliv as a concept is baked into everything we do here at school of the forest, and on a walk with the dog I got thinking about my recent conversation with Bob Henderson, and why big trips are great, but don’t provide the same sense of belonging that simple daily outdoor practices are a betterContinue reading “Ramblin’ And Rambling (Talking About Friluftsliv While Walking The Trails At The SOTF Campus)”

School Of The Forest Podcast Episode Twenty-Four Is Live; Talking About Friluftsliv With Author And Wilderness Guide Bob Henderson (Pt. 2 of 3)

We’re joined again this week by Bob Henderson, as we pick up our conversation from last week. In this section, Bob and I chat about his time in Norway, and some of the cultural differences he saw that influenced his approach to taking students into the outdoors.  Bob shares a lot of great insights andContinue reading “School Of The Forest Podcast Episode Twenty-Four Is Live; Talking About Friluftsliv With Author And Wilderness Guide Bob Henderson (Pt. 2 of 3)”

School Of The Forest Podcast Episode Twenty-Three; “A Word Saturated In Values”. Talking About The Elusive Concept Of Friluftsliv, With Author, Outdoor Educator And Guide Bob Henderson (Pt.1 of 3)

Welcome to the school of the forest podcast. This week we’re joined by a really exciting guest, Bob Henderson. I was a little starstruck during this conversation, as Bob’s work was crucial in creating the Friluftsliv year long program, and remains a huge influence on my guiding style, philosophy about experiential education and approach toContinue reading “School Of The Forest Podcast Episode Twenty-Three; “A Word Saturated In Values”. Talking About The Elusive Concept Of Friluftsliv, With Author, Outdoor Educator And Guide Bob Henderson (Pt.1 of 3)”

Ravens And Noticing Patterns In Your Environment

This little lady has been visiting our compost pile all winter, and as with all my interactions with corvids has impressed me with how clever she’s been. My routine most mornings is to get home from milking at the dairy farm I’m working at for the winter, come inside make a fresh pot of coffeeContinue reading “Ravens And Noticing Patterns In Your Environment”

Ice Storms And Woodstoves

We had a big ice/rain storm yesterday and As the sun came out and lit everything up it looked as if everything was covered in a crystal casing. Great day for hot tea and a sauna. I don’t think there’s ever a day that shouldn’t be spent partially out of doors, but sometimes the valueContinue reading “Ice Storms And Woodstoves”

School Of The Forest Podcast Episode Twenty One Is Live; Conversation On Hide Tanning and Reverence For The Natural World With Willa Moore With Willa Moore (Pt 1.)

We’re joined this time by basket weaver hide tanner and all around badass craftsperson, Willa Moore. Willa and I jump right into the first half of this conversation talking about her shift from growing up in New York city, to now living in Maine and teaching things like basketry and hide tanning, and how thoseContinue reading “School Of The Forest Podcast Episode Twenty One Is Live; Conversation On Hide Tanning and Reverence For The Natural World With Willa Moore With Willa Moore (Pt 1.)”