Magical March Full Moon

| 3/17/2009 4:10:52 PM

Tapped Tree

Full moons are pretty magical at Russ-Stick Acres.

They bring wonderful blessings to us.

Such as the September full moon, when we had a very special visitor.

Traveling with his wife, Tonya, to Russ-Stick Acres, Alaskan native Lance Mackey, Iditarod and Quest Champion, watched the same full moon last night from the back of his dog sled, pulled by 16 happy Huskies, somewhere between Rohn and Nikolai checkpoints on the Iditarod trail.

Or perhaps a coyote’s howl, mirrored by our sled dogs.

Cindy Murphy
3/19/2009 8:26:42 AM

Jamerson is such a captivating storyteller, Sherry, that I'm sure "Big Shoulders" will be as riveting to read as "Camp Forgotten" was to watch. After hearing him speak, I had to contact him about presenting his program at the nursery where I work. I'm excited about the prospect, and plans are in the preliminary stages....though the economy is getting in the way right now. He told me he does an outdoor program, and I think it'd be too cool to have it there with unharvested trees meant to be planted by the CCC - now gracefully mature - standing in attendance on the outskirts of the audience.

Sherry 'Woodswoman'
3/18/2009 4:53:34 PM

Sending a heartfelt "thank you" your way Cindy. I truly feel like I've/we've become part of a wonderful farm family here at GRIT. (Thank you Hank...;) Cindy ~ I couldn't believe my eyes the other day when I saw your post on the Michigan CCC Camps. I've always been fascinated with the rich history of the men and their accomplishments. We watched William Jamerson's CAMP FORGOTTEN this past winter ~ a must see for everyone. I also have his book "Big Shoulders" on my list to read. Thanks for sharing this story. I look forward to following your Blog in the months to come. Sherry

Cindy Murphy
3/18/2009 9:29:56 AM

What a delightful first post! And I love the your photo on the main blog page too. Welcome to the Grit Community; looking forward to reading more of your entries. ~ Cindy