Discover a Forest

Discover a Forest

PostBy: NoSmoke On: Tue Nov 05, 2013 6:29 pm

My wife and I did get away for a trip to Boston two weekends ago, though 20 minutes into being shuffled around on a subway we realized we are NOT city people. We retreated to NH and enjoyed the rest of our without-kids-getaway in peace. Nothing against Boston...it is nice, just not nice for us who prefer more sheep then people per given acre. While at the Mall of Manchester I saw a poster from the US Forest Service and the Ad Council for "Discover a Forest", and the next weekend decided to take all the kids out for a hike, even 5 month Kaelyn thinking about that kiosk poster.

What a great time we had discovering our own little forest! Kaelyn (the baby) LOVES LOVES LOVES to be outside. While plodding along with her in her backpack she kept kicking her feet, waving her arms and panting like a dog. For Kaelyn she only does this when she is really excited.

The other daughters (6, 7 and 8) learned about how the Native American's made canoes out of birch bark, and how glaciers dropped boulders on the way to the ocean, and how land is surveyed out. We made it to one of the streams that cross our property, and while small...because we are on the top of a hill and streams start here and not really run through here, it was meager but running water anyway. That was where we had some snacks and took some photos. We sent these in to "Discover the Forest" and they chose to use of family pictures which was nice.

The second one posted here is the one they chose to feature. It is interesting because the first is actually in a virgin forest...we have never got back there to ever harvest the wood, whereas in the second photo, as you remember from last year; this was where we logged the pine logs for our flooring. But "Discover the Forest" is not about logging/hunting versus preservation; it is just about families getting outside in the woods.

We are all about that!

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Re: Discover a Forest

PostBy: Carbon12 On: Tue Nov 05, 2013 6:43 pm

Nice family,....and story! Took the clan out to a nearby conservation area recently. Foolishly chose the most challenging trail,...which is now referred to as the Bataan Death March. We all had fun once the kids stopped whining they needed water. Whole hike took 90 minutes! Lol!
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Re: Discover a Forest

PostBy: SuperBeetle On: Tue Nov 05, 2013 6:53 pm

Nice looking family. You look outnumbered by 5 :)
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Re: Discover a Forest

PostBy: titleist1 On: Tue Nov 05, 2013 6:58 pm

Beautiful family photo.....

And by the way NoSmoke...... 4 daughters............ :help: :fear: :eek2:

in about 5 years you are in for a rough 15 years :lol:
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Re: Discover a Forest

PostBy: NoSmoke On: Tue Nov 05, 2013 8:08 pm

Not much testosterone in this house, but it is made up for by plenty of drama.

6 Year old asked for a cell phone the other day, and when we said no, we were told, "You guys are so mean!"

Yep, Drama.
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Re: Discover a Forest

PostBy: samhill On: Tue Nov 05, 2013 8:18 pm

I hope you have enough bathrooms NoSmoke, your sure gonna need them.
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Re: Discover a Forest

PostBy: SMITTY On: Tue Nov 05, 2013 11:42 pm

You don't have to gloss over it NoSmoke - Boston SUCKS! :lol:
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Re: Discover a Forest

PostBy: Flyer5 On: Tue Nov 05, 2013 11:50 pm

NoSmoke wrote:Not much testosterone in this house, but it is made up for by plenty of drama.

6 Year old asked for a cell phone the other day, and when we said no, we were told, "You guys are so mean!"

Yep, Drama.


I received the same response from my 6 yr old. :D
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