The Occidental Mountains
August 30, 2011, 8:14 pm
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More from Natalie Lyalin can be found here and also at her blog where you can find more of her writing and links to her books.

The Tent
August 18, 2011, 7:24 pm
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The Wildwood was lucky to spend sometime last week up in the Berkshire mountains at a friends family house there. The house itself is an A-Frame style home built in the mid 50’s, affectionately known as “The Tent.” It was a restful week and well needed.

We spent alot of time swimming and walking in the woods however between beers we picked from the many blueberry bushes on the property surrounding the house. It must have been a bumper crop year for blueberries in the North East because even when you thought a whole bush had been picked-over there were always more picking to be done.

Blueberries by the handful, blueberry pancakes, blueberry pie, all were enjoyed.

Doc and Dawg
August 5, 2011, 3:10 pm
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Doc Watson and David Grisman have been making music together for a long time. Doc first met Grisman when Grisman was only 17  when he went to New York for his first solo show there, that same night he invited Grisman to play with him on stage at Gerde’s Folk City. What seems like it would be a strange match is actually a pleasurable listen. Take one of the greatest song writers and put him with one of the great mandolin players and only good things happen.

Enjoy this version of In the Pines played by Watson and Grisman. The WildWood be heading into the pines for a week of R&R, see you when were back.

Forest Service Field Radio
August 2, 2011, 8:47 pm
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Several weeks ago while digging in a junk shop this particular canvas bag caught my. Once I pulled it from the shelf  and  opened it up I discovered it was a bag from the Virginia Division of Forestry. The bag, which contained an old radio, probably accompanied forest service rangers many years ago when they went out into the field.

The old Motorola radio definitely is no longer working, or at least I wouldn’t know how to begin bringing it back to life. Based on the tag found in the bag it seems as if it was on its way into the shop for repair and never made it out. The bag, which is made from heavy canvas, is itself in great condition and just needs a little cleaning and will be good for a trip back into the field once again.