Ancient Pathways Class for my daughter… yeah right. ;)

So, yeah, I take Lily to this Ancient Pathways class because she loves it. Yeah, that’s what I claim, but the reality of it is I love the class. She’s an excuse to go to the classes. LOL I’m constantly learning new things when I go. It could safely be said that I am perhaps more enthusiastic about learning what Chris has to teach than my daughter. Not that she doesn’t love the class, just that I am a bit more, um, attentive. She gets distracted with the other kids, the environment (trees to climb, things to see), and whatnot. Note: You will notice that some of the thumbnail pictures are sideways. However, if you click on the photos, they will enlarge and pop up on the right axis. Well, the most recent class, we learned how to make a lizard snare from a stalk of wild oat. Yes, a lizard snare. Do they work? They do. One of the kids managed to snare a lizard with their snare. Alas, I did not take a picture of this snare, but I did take a picture of Chris with the lizard. This little guy is the western fence lizard, and he cures lime’s disease. Yes. Yes, he does. You see, if an infected tick drinks the blood of this lizard, by the time it’s done drinking, the tick no longer has the disease. It’s one reason why lime disease is not as prevalent on the West Coast. (I don’t know why this picture on the right is sideways. I didn’t take the picture sideways.) You can’t really see it, but...

EPICon 2013

This is the first full day and the second day of EPICon. So many wonderful “old” friends here: Debi Sullivan, Betty Kasischke, Deb Dixon, Kate Richards, Desiree Holt, Ellen Spain, Cassiel Knight, Marilyn Meredith, Martha Eskuchen, and many more. And some new friends: Leslie, Virginia Nelson, PJ, Carlene, and so many I’m missing, but will be posting more. I wish you were all...