My Climate Story

My mother passed away from breast cancer when I was seven. She was in her mid-thirties and there were some speculations made about chemicals from the cornfield behind our house. My mother and father were very close with nature and took my sister and me canoeing and hiking throughout Indiana and beyond when we were … More My Climate Story

The Save Movement

This weekend, my eyes were opened a little bit wider. Yesterday, I joined the Save Movement and stood outside a slaughterhouse for the first time to bear witness, for a few hours, and see with my own eyes cows coming into the facility. JBS yearly kills over 2 million cows. That may sound astonishing but … More The Save Movement

Life is short

“….tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?” – Mary Oliver, Summer Day (see full poem below) These words by Mary Oliver are ringing in my ears today. Here I stand, again confronted with the realities of life and the realities of the planet. All signs pointing … More Life is short

Doss Family Farm

It has been so long since our last post. We have spent the last five weeks in Gales Creek, Oregon, on the Doss Family Farm. There, we’ve been learning about mangalitsa pigs, ducks, chickens, and farm life. We arrived in Gales Creek the night before Halloween and promptly made our way to the local tavern … More Doss Family Farm

PNW 1.5

Guest Blogger: Alvin Goeser Halfmoon Haven on the Sunshine Coast, BC brought well needed peace. Although many days were a constant mix of rain and sun – more rain, the place felt like a retreat. Being that it was our first WWOOFing stint we did more “retreating” than actual farm type work. Actually none! We … More PNW 1.5

Halfmoon Haven

I feel an undeniable sense of peace at Halfmoon Haven. The energy is accepting and nurturing. It is beautiful and quiet. Even the dogs seem more calm. After all of the stress and uncertainty of the journey, Halfmoon Haven has been the sanctuary we have needed. Chris and Jenn are healers and beautiful people. They … More Halfmoon Haven