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!

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Daily Outfit: Fall Forest Farmer

It's feeling like fall in my neck of the woods!  We went out for a nice morning walk in the woods and saw pretty yellow leaves.  I wore an outfit that has lasted me four years so far...a dumpster dived brown overall dress that I altered a see, this dress originally had gold writing that said '#1 Player' on the pocket.  I sewed a scrap of deer fabric over it, and the forest farmer's dress was created!  

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

The Squirrel Girl's Adventures

We went down to the west woods today, near Walnut Grove.  The old field that I once walked across on my breaks at the library, to the old coffee shop we used to hang out at.  This side of town has many old memories for me.  The field is home to several walnut trees, beehives, and pecans!

Many squirrels live in this field and most of the walnuts had already been devoured by the little critters.  We gave them unsalted peanuts as we walked the old winding path...

Walnuts are encased in a wrinkly leather, and appear bright green when fresh.  I had to peel the nuts and scrub them before cooking with them... I plan on making walnut bread in a squirrel pan I have while watching the classic film Nut Farm tonight.  

Monday, November 10, 2014

Forest Fiction Fan Club: November: The Mountain Girl


For the cozy fall month of November, I wanted a book that I could truly love reading on an autumn night.  A genre as familiar as pumpkin pie, a tried-and-true favorite.  A book about a girl living in nature.  For November, I chose the novel The Mountain Girl by Payne Erskine.  

My first impressions of this book?  A beautiful cover of a fall forest, nice illustrations,a hint of rural romance... I'm hoping this book will be similar to other favorites of mine...

Join me this month on a novel November.  Download The Mountain Girl free at Project Gutenburg.