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Claws

6 October 2009 | Category: Stories | Author: Clare

Breagha finds the strangest things out here. Today I clambered down from the roof thinking she was chewing on something that she shouldn’t to find she was hiding a claw or talon behind her teeth! ...[Read More]

Cabin update

5 October 2009 | Category: Building | Author: Clare

The tin is finally on!

This update is a wee bit late as I have done nothing but cut and hang rafters, lay down strapping, screw in brackets, move scaffold around and pin down some bonnie red tin : ).

These last couple weeks have seen some sketchy moments with scaffolding, an unfortunate incident with a drill, some un-cooperative rafters and a few slides on roofing.  But so much work has been done, and finally the roof is on. ...[Read More]

Wolves

5 October 2009 | Category: Stories | Author: Clare

I have listened to wolves a couple of times over the last week or so.  Though I have not been lucky enough to see them, it is wonderful to hear them. There is something elemental about the howling and crying of wolves; it tugs at the part of you that yearns for simplicity.

Perhaps it pulls us back from our contemporary luxury to a time when we dressed in skins and furs, carried clubs around and lived in caves. ...[Read More]

Moon

4 October 2009 | Category: Stories | Author: Clare

With the clear skies we were blessed with last week, came the bonnie nights. The moon hangs like a lamp in the sky, illuminating the trees, and even throwing long and willowy shadows on the ground. Later in the evening the stars scatter across the black sky in a beautiful tapestry; too many to fathom, and suggestive of a world beyond our own that is too expansive to even try to comprehend.

I cannot believe that there are people today who have been in, what to most of us, will only ever be a beautiful backdrop.  ...[Read More]

Gorillas in the mist

20 September 2009 | Category: Stories | Author: Clare

The world and its mechanics are interesting. It seems as if sometimes things are thrown in our way if we are looking for affirmation, or guidance of some kind.

The weeks had taken their toll, and I was out with Breagha lost in thought on our walk around the property. I glanced up for no particular reason and stopped short, finding myself less than 40 yards from a bull elk. ...[Read More]