My name is Deidre. I live in smallish cottage in the middle of a clearing in a forest. This is by design. My woods are my sentinels, protecting me from the world I can’t often handle. I experience the energy of the world and sometimes, it’s just too much. Which is why my little forest cottage in the middle of a clearing takes up a lot of my time. Here, I attempt to homestead, scratch cook, homeschool and keep a home. Between sourdough loaves and cleaning up after way to many animals, I ponder the world, my place in it and my power to change it. And then I write.