I am so happy that you have kept your blog public. I have never commented because I never know if it feels intrusive to the blogger or not.I draw alot of inspiration and joy from reading your posts.I am a mum with an almost 17yr old son and a 6yr old daughter we live on an island off of the west coast of Canada in a mid size town, it has always been my dream to live simply off of the land but right now we life in a townhouse with no land so we have to look a bit farther for our nature. Your blog and others like yours are a form of meditation for me kind and gentle words (mostly) in a gentle world. The slice of life you provide is so nice and appreciated. Thank you for all you have shared and continue to share.Melissa,Ben and Maren.