Hello everyone. I am known as Diamond Willard, and I just love being in the woods. Being an avid hiker and forager, over the years I have found numerous ways to make and save money, feed myself and my family, and otherwise benefit from my excursions into nature. In this blog I will be sharing my insights and experiences as a resource for like-minded people. I hope you enjoy what I have to share.
I will try to keep my posts timely and relevant, so that others can use my blog as a guide through the year. Keep in mind that I am in Southern Minnesota, so my posts will be the most timely for those who live in my area and north.
My first post will be for mid-April, when I have finished collecting my maple syrup and Ramps (wild leeks), and Fiddleheads (young sprouts from ferns) are first making their appearance. It is this time of year that I begin preparing for Morel mushroom season by climbing the surrounding hills and ravines to get shape; while I am at it I pick ramps and fiddleheads (and these taste great with the morels too!).
Thank you for reading my blog, and I hope I can provide an excellent resource for many in the future.