Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Forest Fiction Fan Club: December: The Hollow Tree Snowed-In Book

For this month's book selection, I chose The Hollow Tree Snowed-In Book by Albert Bigelow Paine.  As always, download the book at Project Gutenburg if you wish to read with me this month!  Judging this book by its cover, it looks like a quaint little forest tale.  I see a rabbit walking up to knock on the owl's door...I wonder what tales lie behind that door?  Well, I will find out this month when I read it.  Forest fiction fans, if you wish to join me meet back here on the last day of the month to add your opinions!  Happy winter reading!

Monday, December 1, 2014

Music Monday: Forest City Lovers

Clear winter morning, we walked by the lake spinning tales of the future and the steps we might take... 

This song will always mark the start of winter for me.  I have memories of walks by the lake, cloudy day bike rides, and cold mornings at home while I listened to this song by one of my favorite bands, Forest City Lovers!

Sunday, November 30, 2014

November in Review

Gosh, forest friends, November went by so darn fast!  

It was a big ol' mess of harvest moons, foxes, early morning bike rides, french music, cloudy days, new furniture, new shoes, new dresses, squirrels, foraging nuts, pumpkin, butternut squash, binge watching the beverly hillbillies (again), my little kitchen, coffee dates, old memories, collecting cookie jars, joan baez records, fun photoshoots, family baseball games, cooking a big thanksgiving dinner, seeing the new hunger games with my mom, visiting my mom while she was in town, embroidery, antiques, sewing jesse a good sturdy pair of jeans from denim my grandma gave me, watching movies in the living room with Ol' R, impromptu crafting parties with Johnny and Rheyanna, picking avacados and peppers with my cousins, making gold leaf pins for all the women in my family to wear on thanksgiving, bird watching, woodpeckers, writing a new musical, spending three days with my family for thanksgiving, christmas shopping, and so much more!

Woods - The Rosebuds
The Naturist - Ham Sandwich
November - Azure Ray
In a Sweater Poorly Knit - Mewithoutyou
Lonesome Road - Joan Baez
Running through the Woodland - Message to Bears
Homeward Bound - Simon & Garfunkel
Rise to Me - The Decemberists
Bob Dylan's Dream - Peter, Paul & Mary

Return of the Beverly Hillbillies
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1


Friday, November 21, 2014

Fox Week

Happy Fox Week, forest friends!  I just love foxes, they fit in with fall so easily!  This week I decided to go all out with my love for foxes.  I wore foxy fashion, made fox foods, watched movies featuring the critters, and even bought a few new fox items, like this magnet!

I found a recipe on Little Nummies I wanted to try, the fox quesadilla!  We made them for dinner one night this week...we used sundried tomato tortillas, cheese, and black beans!

I made it a point to read about my favorite fictional foxes...

The book Foxfire 2 is an amazing resource of tips ol' hillbillies.  I loved the old stories and lessons.

Hope your week was as foxy and fabulous as you are!

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Favorite Foxy Films

Friends of the forest, here are the foxiest films for fall!

Disney's Robin Hood is my favorite cartoon about foxes.  The classic tale features action, romance and a very catchy soundtrack.  We were just singing some of the songs from the film with our friends a few weeks ago!

Obviously, no list of foxy films would be complete without Wes Anderson's adaption of Fantastic Mr. Fox!  All the little details intrigued me when I would watch this in my craft room.

Disney's Fox and the Hound is so sad and sweet.  A classic that everyone knows, I like to watch it once in a while.

Friends of the Forest, what are your favorite fox films?

Monday, November 17, 2014

Music Monday: Nice Fox

"Nice fox, don't tempt the old owl in the tree..."

A favorite of mine by the Rosebuds, Nice Fox is a charming little tale of a fox.  I used to play this during our fox storytimes at the library I used to work at, a mean male coworker thought this song sounded sexual!  I can assure you its not, foxy friends!   The song does have a sad ending though...

Friday, November 14, 2014

A Trip to the Farm

We went to the local dairy in town the other day.  I love going there to buy fresh milk and pet the animals.  Here are my favorite critters at the farm...

I would love to own a little brown goat like this someday.  When we buy a house with a backyard, I'm getting a female goat to milk and make my own cheese!

I've always loved rabbits, but never had the space for them.  One day, I hope to own a fluffy brown angora rabbit so I can shear its fur for wool.  The bunny pictured is not an angora.

Most people who farm 'round these parts own chickens.  I hope to be able to get ducks, preferably a brown and green mallard!