Where getting lost is part of the adventure… and finding your way home a pleasant surprise.

Asparagus and Morels

Asparagus and Morels

  Several years ago, a local timber company locked down the woods behind my house due to fire danger. One of their fallers set fire to the ridge the very next day. It burned for a week. The following spring, we went up there and harvested morels from the scorched...
Fire & Adze

Fire & Adze

  More work on the canoe. Using fire and an adze to hollow out the cottonwood log. Visit adventuresidecar.com for other adventures, poetry and even recipes. more information about the dugout canoe project can be found at: Dugout Canoe Project Dugout Project...
Social Distance Monday

Social Distance Monday

They didn’t need me at work Monday, so I did the responsible thing and stayed home and messed with my dugout canoe project. I am just at the beginning stages of burning out the cottonwood log. Using birch bark, pine pitch, dried grass and a ferro rod, I got a...
Dugout Project Update

Dugout Project Update

             A long period of neglect followed Robert’s visit last August to help me start the canoe project. Mushrooms sprouted from the ends of the log (Pholiota populnea, pretty, but unfortunately inedible). I feared the log would turn out to be rotten.            ...