Beaver at the dam

We have a beaver at Still Waters Pond. Several times a year, we see his handiwork. Here, he piled mud and branches at the dam site. This must have taken him hours. We can tell it was a beaver by the chew marks on the branches and the carefully crafted placement. It looks beautiful. He's wanting the pond to be higher. Thank God we are getting good rain this weekend!

-- Amy LaBossiere
Managing Partner
till Waters Pond LLC 

Pickles!

I've successfully made my first batch of lacto fermented pickles. It was super easy. I wanted to make the kind of pickle that only required salt. No vinegar. I want true fermentation. Took about 10 days, I also included dill and garlic. They are crunchy, not all have the same consistency, so it will take a little perfecting.

-- Amy LaBossiere
Managing Partner
till Waters Pond LLC 

Kicking off the blog

In 2012, I attended the Institute for Integrative Nutrition where I studied to be a health coach. The reason why I did this was because I wanted to experience a healthful transformation in my life. I wanted to learn everything I could about health and well-being. This was the ticket. I had an amazing time and learned about more than 100 dietary theories. The exciting thing is that I became a health coach. After all my different degrees (undergrad, graduate, etc.), this was one of the most profound influences in my life. You can find a link to the school under the Stuff we Love page. 

The intention of this blog is to share health inspirations, meanderings, food, and other coolness. I am so excited to share with you. When Still Waters opens next year, I'll be relaunching my health coach business as part of the Still Waters Pond product offering. How exciting is that?