Highlights from our Shropshire Yurt Adventure

Just returned from a low-key adventure in Shropshire.  Here are the highlights: Glamping in a arboretum with 400 year old oaks and the first Douglas Fir tree to be planted in the UK.  No electricity, spotty mobile phone reception, birdsong that lasted 22 hours of the day and hot showers in a wooden out building = Heaven.Continue reading “Highlights from our Shropshire Yurt Adventure”

Days 6 and 7: Freegling

Piper, my beloved puppy, grew like something from a fairytale, i.e. magically quickly.  After 6 weeks, he’d outgrown the first crate we bought for him (see the photo)…and after 6 months, he outgrew the second.  We’re now on crate number three, which is larger than number 2, which was officially size large.  Fortunately he’s aContinue reading “Days 6 and 7: Freegling”

My Canine Familiar

Dogs were the first animals to bind their fates to humans.  Some neo-pagan types have a hard time forgiving them for that, putting cats forward as the eco-feminist companion animal of choice.  Despite growing up with cats whom I loved dearly, and having plenty of neo-pagan, eco-feminist leanings, I confess that I always wanted aContinue reading “My Canine Familiar”