Nine Week Spring Semester Begins In Northern Maine

Jumped right in to learning how to tie snowshoe bindings and get used to being on snowshoes yesterday on the first day of the spring 2022 semester here at Jack Mountain. Still a lot of snow on the ground and more in the woods, so students will be on snowshoes for a bit while everythingContinue reading “Nine Week Spring Semester Begins In Northern Maine”

Weaving Pack Baskets On The 2021-22 Friluftsliv Immersion Program

Great weekend on the friluftsliv program. Let me introduce you to “Lola”, the very curvaceous basket made by Cindy, one of the students on this years program. I’ve taught pack basket making a couple of different ways, both on a mold and without one, And after this session I’m starting to lean towards always lettingContinue reading “Weaving Pack Baskets On The 2021-22 Friluftsliv Immersion Program”

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.)”