As November ends and we fade ever more quickly into winter, I remember vividly why this is my favorite time of the year. The animals are out feeding and mating in preparation for winter. The fall root and plant foods are coming alive. and the people are settling into there crafts, and winter projects. My personal projects for the winter are to work on becoming a better tracker. I just met a great group of people called the Minnesota tracking club, whom, I believe will make this a lot easier for me. Also, over this winter, I plan to learn to finger weave. I do not feel the need to be the best finger weaver around. I do not even really need to be good at it, I just want to be able to weave my own straps for my projects. Maybe in the future I could even teach a finger weaving class, who knows? Any skill that a person can gain, is a step closer to self reliance, and everything that we learn makes us that much stronger. What will be your project this winter? What skills would you like to learn. If you want to learn a nature based skill and you don’t know where to start, please contact me via the website. I am not the best in the world at anything that I do, but, I can do quite a few things decently, and I am all about sharing, and teaching. Good Luck, Happy winter, and get out there and learn!!!