Posted by: wolfcampcollege | January 12, 2010

Wolf Journey Adults in Snohomish

What a wonderful group of people! Skip & Helen (pictured) brought a great salad with avocado to share as we got to know one another. Lisa blessed me and Kim with wedding gifts. And Kate invited us to check out her beachside property in Grayland, which is available as a vacation rental btw at http://www.wildrosehideaway.webtrellis.net/ fyi.

We held a discussion on the Naturalist Lifestyle in Winter (especially sustainable, ancestral, use of evening time) while making cordage with raffia, moving from thin to thick ropes, as we discussed the aspects which make up earth skills, including skills of the naturalist, tracker, scout, artisan and hunter, but especially our definitions of the herbalist, which we have an essay on at http://www.wolfcamp.com/wolfjourney/Book3Chapter09.html

Chris also did some show-and-tell, discussing hazel catkins and hawthorn berries from his study site at home, before talking about the importance of finding a study site, which is the first field exercises in Wolf Journey, http://www.wolfcamp.com/wolfjourney/Book1Chapter01.html

Finally, we took the cedar bark we had been soaking for an hour, and learned to strip apart the layers, soften them up, and spin them into rope. Everyone went home with extra raffia and cedar to continue practicing. Hopefully we’ll also get out to our study sites a lot this month!

Check out our SNOHOMISH WOLF JOURNEY CLASS page for a list of upcoming class dates there and in other locations throughout Western Washington.

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