Yesterday we got our first snowstorm of the year – 10 inches of dry powder. Tomorrow I’m going out tracking in the morning, looking to see who’s been moving since the snow fell. Tracking in fresh snow is one of the joys of living in the north. Shoveling it is one of the curses. We’ve had a snowstorm the first week of December three of the past four years, but hopefully this year it will mean more consistent winter weather.
I’ve been in northern Maine several times over the last few weeks, and now that I’ve reached an agreement I’ll no longer maintain my secrecy. I’ve been looking at rural acreage where I’m planning on moving our semester programs to. There are lots of details to hash out, but the short explanation is that our programs have been growing steadily over the years, and I’ve been looking for the right piece of property to move them to for some time. Today we made an agreement on 41 acres in Aroostook county; mature bush with frontage on a major river. I’ll post more details on it soon.
Now that I’m back for a few days, I plan to get all of our Jack Mountain Bushcraft Journal videos from the past semester on our Blip.tv page, and to get back to blogging regularly.