Sanjey’s Ride

1aaSanjey is my current workawayer.  He was raised in Toronto but most of his family live in SW India.  He is a real city boy!  Almost everything I presented him with (separating garbage, using an outhouse, working with a chain saw) was totally new.1The wet weather continued while we were working in the forest,  Vegetation is lush!  (British Soldiers lichen)2 lichenBoletus mushrooms – thousands of them.3 boletusCauliflower fungus4 cauliflower fungusThe poor ants have had to make huge towers around their ventilators to avoid being flooded out.4a and ventilator bestThe full moon came and went in the cloud.  This was the only glimpse I had of it one morning.5 full moonOne of Sanjey’s great wishes was to ride a horse.  So I took him to the nearby Terra Nostra Guest Ranch.  He was excited, but somewhat apprehensive.  (The horse had seen it all before.)6 sanjey and horseSanjey was given cowboy boots and a grooming brush.7 groomingChristoff explained everything in detail.8 christoff explainingAnd away they went9 away they goThe minute the sun shone I harvested a large pile of kale, blanched it, and spread it to dry.10 drying kaleI couldn’t bear to see all those soopolallie berries without picking them.11 picking soopolallieAn afternoon’s work.12 soopolallie cropThe bit of sun gave the fireweed a nudge, and now it is blooming alongside my road.  (The yellow is spike goldenrod.)
13 fireweed blooming

About wilderness dweller

I have lived for more than 30 years as a Wilderness Dweller. Most of that time was in cabins I built myself far from the nearest road, high in the mountains of British Columbia, Canada. My "retirement" home is accessible by a bush road but still far from neighbours. I live off the grid, and operate this blog by solar-powered satellite internet.
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2 Responses to Sanjey’s Ride

  1. Lyn says:

    Lucky Sanjey! What great experiences he is gaining by visiting and helping you! Those pics of shrooms, anthills, fungi and flowers look like a huge fairyland! And that pic of the moon — once again, your pics transport me to your beautiful land! Thank you!
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  2. Barbara says:

    Nothing like riding a horse. I hope Sanjey had a thrill!

    The Fireweed is beautiful; my favourite flower.
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