Owl

“..watching an owl…with half-shut eyes, looking out from the land of dreams… he launched himself off spreading his wings to unexpected breadth, I could not hear the slightest sound from them…Guided amid the pine boughs rather by a delicate sense of their neighborhood than by sight, feeling his twilight way…with his sensitive pinions, he found …

Book of Family -August

This is an excerpt from my book about a chipmunk family – the Jumps- and their adventure harvesting honey from the bees. But that night the bees are restive, they will not settle to Momma’s quiet bee sing-song. They bang against each other, batter each other, tearing delicate black gossamer trace work wings. Perhaps it …

Kick’s Crawdad Soup

Kick is a chipmunk. (With help from Moma Cow *the fun is in the milking! a- lalalalala!) 1 fresh water craw dad (Crayfish), 1/4 wild onion diced, 1 tiny carrot diced, 4 to 6 fresh peas from pod, 1 bean – diced, 1 wild asparagus – tough bottom discarded and chopped, vegetable broth, 1 walnut …

Poppa’s Creamy Freshwater Mussel Soup

Poppa (chipmunk) wishes to thank Moma cow for the cream. 2 pink heelsplitter mussels, 1 acorn cup butter , 10 acorn cups cream, 1 wild scallion(chopped), 1/2 clove garlic smashed, 1/2 clove garlic for steaming Steam mussels open with 1/2 clove garlic in covered pot over fire until mussels open. Save stock. Trim beard off …

Little Critters Cook!

Chipmunks, wrens, mice, spiders, crows, otters and beavers cook some tempting foods and discuss some chill, old ideas. Here they will cook and dine on some cool notions about food and life. But remember, these eats are thought up, written down, and prepared for and by little critters – not humans. Don’t try these recipes …