Category Archives: matt’s posts

Morel Whisperer

“Beyond words. Just astounding..” ..I heard myself say while taking in the view of blooming forestView full post »

Copperhead bite

I wrote the following tale last summer. Somehow it escaped publication. So, though this cool February day on whichView full post »

Wood-fired bathtub

Six months deep into our experimental year living in the mountains of North Carolina, we’ve discovered theView full post »

wild horses

This summer, in Beaufort, North Carolina we loaded into a motorboat headed to an island home only to unbrokenView full post »

All the wrong answers

picking the weeds This morning my daughters sat on the couch looking intently into the pages of a 1st grade workbook.View full post »

The man who planted trees

It was movie night yesterday, a once a week event at our house since we’re sort of psycho about TV watching.View full post »

Why Permaculture?

Why permaculture? What relevance does it have for our community? How can it benefit us as a whole? What exactly isView full post »

Love and coon tracks

In the late afternoon shadows of our eleventh wedding anniversary Emily shoves our canoe into the Congaree River.View full post »

Sassafras tea

Sassafras tea Fall conjures in me a taste for sassafras tea. You can harvest sassafras roots anytime, but somehow thatView full post »

Free Spirit

Some of us come of age with a sense that we’re maladjusted. We can’t seem to settle into the way things areView full post »

Pawpaws, Chanterelles and enchantment

Pawpaws are ready. pawpaw flower in spring Out there on wet forest banks along creeping black creeks and muddy riversView full post »

Healing Elderberry Syrup

A tale of elderberry syrup: A wild elderberry (Sambuca canadensis) bush we transplanted years ago to the gateway of ourView full post »

without a name

Our little Morgan has slept so restlessly all his life. We don’t know why. We’ve been fuzzy, sleep-deprived impressionsView full post »

dumpster diving, the other urban foraging

Dumpster diving came to mind when I read…. a National Geographic a couple years ago (filled to the brim withView full post »

american plum jam

We’re blessed with so many plums…too many plums…a great problem to have! Ten years ago a friend whoView full post »