24 Aug '11, 4pm

Green Blog: So This Is the Wilderness (Forget the Stuff)

Green Blog: So This Is the Wilderness (Forget the Stuff)

Craig Leisher Craig’s picnic table (and office) outside the Leisher family’s cabin the woods in Maine. To come clean, this “Year in the Woods” series was all my idea. Two years ago, I said to my husband, Craig, “Let’s go live in the woods for a year, somewhere beautiful,” and he was up for it. After renting our house in the New Jersey suburbs and finding a place in Maine, here we are in an off-the-grid cabin on a gorgeous lake with our three boys and two cats. Why are we doing “this,” whatever “this” is? One reason is because I grew up assuming the wilderness would always be a part of my life — yet somehow I ended up heading in a different direction. Wilderness for me started with treasured outings with my high school’s wilderness club, when I first experienced winter camping, and golden summers working for the Appalachian Mountain Club, where I learned to split wood, stri...

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