Jay Skinner

I’m most happy and at peace in an ancient forest with a small cabin overlooking a clearing, nestled in a valley with tree-filled slopes rising all around. I sit near the cabin door, warmed by the log burner, absorbed by nature all around me. This happy place began as a visualisation during meditation practice about 25 years ago. Then a few years ago, while driving home from a weekend away with my husband, we discovered a small plot of forest for sale.  As we wandered down into the clearing I was stunned to see I was home. We now spend all our free time there caring for the forest, restoring ancient species, creating an under-story forest food and medicine garden, and practicing traditional woodland.

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