As we connect more with the earth, we find ourselves falling into rhythm with the seasons, the moon cycles, the weather patterns. Our summer was a time of many changes, and incredible productivity and play: harvesting wild foods; going on hikes and bike rides; enjoying the company of friends near and far; a monthlong gig teaching survival skills for New Belgium Brewing; travel to Kansas, Idaho, and Washington to teach, visit family, and spend time in the wild.
Busy life, and a life lived outside. Hence only a few blog posts since we got this site going in July. But to recap:
And now (already!) fall is fading into winter, and the time of crafting and rest is upon us. There's snow in the high country, and it's gotten windy and chilly in town. With the changing weather comes a new season for us, too. We are in a time of transition, trying to figure out how we want to make a living, and live fully at the same time. We may teach classes here and there, but for the moment, our focus will be on crafting wild goods. From hides to buckskin items to felted goods and baskets, we're making new things every day, and we want to share them with you.
Introducing rift valley handmade, our new shop on Etsy. We'll eventually be cross-listing all of our items here on our website as well, but we were super excited to share the news and we didn't want to wait!
You know where to reach us if you want us to make something special just for you.
Stay posted for more news about our adventures in the west.