This blog is simply a place to collect the stories of our lives in this place. We came here to embrace the Leopoldian land ethic, in as much as we had strength and courage, and we wanted to record our efforts for posterity, for our children, and for any one else who might be interested.
This place has inspired all of us to greater heights, in our careers, in our hobbies and pursuits, and in our relationships. Those heights are found in other blogs linked to this blog, namely The Wild Harvest Table, MoMoxie, Tidball@Cornell, and When I Wax.
We abuse land because we regard it as a commodity belonging to us. When we see land as a community to which we belong, we may begin to use it with love and respect. Aldo Leopold
A thing is right when it tends to preserve the integrity, stability and beauty of the biotic community. It is wrong when it tends otherwise. Aldo Leopold
Everybody needs beauty as well as bread, places to play in and pray in, where nature may heal and give strength to body and soul. John Muir
The joy of living is his who has the heart to demand it.