Redefining a House

Redefining a House

WHEN A HOUSE IS A HAUS Nearly every day at 3pm, Vincent and I sit down to watch Youtube videos about house construction. We call this “Coffee Construction Hour.” With a homemade latte and slippers on, we watch all sorts of videos. The ones that I find the...
Good Country People

Good Country People

We pull up to our new driveway at Story Road. I get out of our little black Mazda. Snow covers the land. It is wonderfully cold here. On the drive, there was not any snow on the lower elevations, so now it feels as if we just stepped through the closet and arrived in...
Pathways

Pathways

When we drive to Story Road, I step out of the car and into nature. Trees loom overhead. There is a fresh, earthy smell.  I always greet the land quietly: “Hello Story Road. We are here.” Then I take my walk up past the Magnolia Tree and around the bend to...
The Power (of) People.

The Power (of) People.

The electricians both wore blue shirts and blue hats. “Hello?” they called out through our thick forest. Vincent and I had been walking in the center of the property, trying to find the spot for the yurt. “We’re right here!” we called...
How To Own a Forest.

How To Own a Forest.

“I am one of those who has no trouble imaging the sentient lives of trees, of their leaves in some fashion communicating or of the massy trunks and heavy branches knowing it is I who have come, as I always come, each morning, to walk beneath them, glad to be...