Hughbush cranberry-orange bitters. 😍
I think what I like most about these is that they’re small enough to travel with and they pack a punch. Stoked on my first ever experience with bitters! ✨
🌲 Hello friends, with all of my new followers, I thought I’d do a little #fridayinteoductions today ☺️
Hello, my name is Jynae, and I am a learner. An organizer. And a big sister. I am a child of God. A leader & encourager. I am musical. I love laughing & having fun with my family. I am a wilderness girl & lover of all things nature & outdoors. I am a romantic. I wish I could live life the same way they did way back in the early 1800’s. I am a hard & fast worker. I am an artist. A lover of simple living. A girl after Gods own heart, striving daily to be a light & do what is right. I am a homesteader. And, I am imperfect, I make mistakes, and I make wrong choices, but I am always trying to do my best at becoming better. This is me.
Here’s a few fun facts about myself:
•Music has a big spot in my heart. When I was younger, I took piano lessons, learning the basics fundamentals of what there is to know. Now I am self taught and mostly play worship music. It doesn’t matter if I am sad, upset, or happy, I love expressing my feelings through the music I can play on the piano. Often, I am also accompanied by my sisters & Mom (@talesofthemountains, @rivercabininthevalley), and together we sing praises to the Father 🙌🏻. Often we lead song & worship for our Sabbath morning fellowship with the camp. •Simple things in life really make a difference to me. Things like fresh snow sticking on the spruce bows make me happy. Beams of sunlight shining in through the clouds make me smile. A little giggle from one of my siblings brings joy to my heart. And doing something as simple as walking by my self around our wilderness property really restores my soul. I don’t need anything fancy or expensive to put a smile on my face, just throw me out in God’s nature and I will be forever grateful 💛.
•I would love to one day get married and raise a family on a homestead out in the wilderness. Teaching my kids how to homestead, and appreciate where their food comes from, raising them up to always rely on God in everything they do.
What about you guys? Pop something interesting about yourself in the comments, or feel free to ask me a question!
📷 by Holly
I had to repost this story, true respect for nature. We all need to be more like this man.・・・
Photo by @CristinaMittermeier | I met this Lisu man as he gathered gifts of the forest, in the Tibetan mountains of northwestern Yunnan in China. Here, each remote village has a sacred forest or “nong” where the people believe gods and ancestral spirits reside. Because of the forest’s spiritual nature, villagers are prohibited from harming it in any way, but they can collect fallen firewood, mushrooms, and medicinal plants. #FollowMe at @CristinaMittermeier for more of my photos from around the world. #enoughness#nature#photography#respect#forest#wildernessliving#protecttheplanet#mothernature#tibet#wellness#lovetheforest
“All the pathos and irony of leaving one’s youth behind is thus implicit in every joyous moment of travel: one knows that the first joy can never be recovered, and the wise traveler learns not to repeat successes but tries new places all the time.” – Paul Fussell
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Fresh snowfall, and a trickling creek running through the property ❄️💦
The creek has been our source of “plumbing” this past week, as the plumbing is not quite set up in the cabin. Fresh, clean mountain fed (and should I mention freeeeezing!!😬) water splashed onto your face in the morning is sure to wake you up for the day 😁. It feels so much like little we are living like the house in the big woods, when we walk down to the river with a bucket to collect water to use for washing dishes. This is the life 💛
Today I felt inspired to change my name from wildswimmingmallorca to intothewildmallorca. Wild swimming is something I have been doing since I could walk, sometimes I would jump into freezing water up in the Highlands of Scotland as a teenager just to show off and do something unexpected. Now as a mother of teenagers I have begun to understand how those mad adventures saved me from all kinds of other dangers. A good kick of adrenaline is what we all need, keeps sadness and depression away and makes you feel alive.. every part of you conected! We live in the mountains in a basic little cave house and although It can be tough, especially when It rains and the water filters through the cave wall making a river in our little kitchen, this way of life brings you back to the wild! Making fires, collecting wood and chopping logs etc I want this little blog to be about being out in the wild and doing what needs to be done to keep us all sane, about adventures and hikes, bothies and unusual inspiring people we meet along the way. Our finca is @retreat_arta_mallorca and we have a bunkhouse where wilderness lovers, hikers, birdwatchers, climbers and wild swimmers can stay, soak up the fresh mountain air and salty sea #wildernessliving#wildswimmers#offthegrid#birdwatching_wildlife#naturalparks#ecotourism
Letting the river do the work. The river floodplains of the Pacific Northwest can be a bounty of resources, as the river rips trees and other materials from the banks, smashes them to bits, and deposits them when the floodwaters recede.
Most of the rivers west of the Cascades flood regularly, but every so often a combination of heavy rainfall and warm temperatures in the mountains bring meltwater and runoff crashing into the valleys and sending it well beyond the normal channels.
Some of the floodplains created can be vast and the course of the river can be altered by hundreds of yards when the waters recede. It is always a treat exploring these areas after the flood as any material that you would want to gather from the forest is laid out for you.
During the summer droughts, the exposed rock absorbs heat from the sun and bakes the materials dry, making the driftwood piles an excellent source of fire starting materials and wood processed down into every available size, and sorted by weight through buoyancy.
Beyond the destruction, this new disturbance opens up opportunities for plants and trees that thrive on newly disturbed sandy soils. Alders, willow, cottonwoods, maples, and other trees line the edges of the last major flood lines. Salmonberries, thimbleberries, blackberries, nettles, and a host of other edible plants take advantage of the direct sunlight too.
The new course of the river can also open up access to new areas to explore, create new fishing opportunities, and just shuffle the deck; making what was a familiar place new and exciting again.
Bring on the floods.