Author Archives: Lisa KC

Growing up on a farm in central Illinois shaped the way I see nature. Long tractor rides up and down the fields, in and out of small hard woods, along the old and new channels of the Spoon River kept me in contact with nature on a daily basis. It was this experience that helped shaped who I would become!

A Long Way Home

A LONG WAY HOME! Sometimes, sitting at my computer this summer, I have had to face the fact that my life has led me to a new chapter in my life. I am not up […]

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Coming Home- Transition

Coming Home Transitions Transitions are hard.  Coming home from Sandy Beach Lake Campground is probably one of the hardest transitions I have ever had to do.  It has taken me almost two months to be […]

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Packaging Dehydrated Products

Packaging, Keeping my Dehydrated Foods Fresh Vacuum Sealing Vacuum sealing is the process whereby you take specially made plastic either already in bags or in rolls and make your own bags and then add the […]

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Anticipation I suppose that all adventurers go through an anticipatory mindset before setting off on their journey.  First there is the exploration and research done of everyone else that has traveled in the area that […]

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Where Will All the Wildlife GO?

Where is all the wildlife going? Two years ago, my father was up visiting us in early May -late April. He had gotten up earlier than the rest of us fixing his coffee in the […]

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Camp Cilca to Ely, Minnesota

1972 Camp Cilca, Central Illinois Part One My mom and dad were nervous about letting me go on this canoe trip. They had purchased all new shorts outfits for me. This was a big deal […]

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Reality Check

Reality Check I mentioned in my last post of Mealtime Mondays that it wasn’t overwhelming to dehydrate food for 150 days.  I lied.  Friday, I hit the preverbal brick wall. I woke up in the […]

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Singing A Song

Sunday Reflections April Fools and Easter Sunday What a combination! Mother Nature is surely trying to keep us on our toes with warm weather one week and snowy weather the next. My daffodils are confused […]

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Wildlife Wednesday – Tipping Point

WILDLIFE WEDNESDAY Tipping Point – Where is our land going? Every day there is an article on Facebook, or in the news, drilling is being allowed, mining is being allowed, our once public lands are […]

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Mealtime Mondays – Magic Hot Chocolate!

Meal Time Mondays 1972 First BWCA Trip Sometimes you can look back at where you have been and know that this is how you arrived at where you are currently at.  It makes sense, it […]

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