Eden Mill Nature Center

I had heard of Eden Mill before, from my dad. He always encouraged us to get out in nature. He would speak of how important solidarity was when figuring out tough stuff. I have since visited a ton of trails in my area, but not Eden Mill.

I happened to get off work early today, so I called my sister and off we went. We were blown away when we got to the first trail. It seemed like an endless tree lined trail at first. The trees cast a lovely shade over the trail. Specks of sunshine and sky could still seep through. We felt like we were walking through a secret tunnel, simply breathtaking!

All the trails were well taken care of. Each path had a cute name. For example Bluebird Trail. Bluebird trail was a short walk about .17 miles. We could hear birds rustling through the trees. Squirrels literally inches from us just hanging out. It was very peaceful.

We kept on going up some stairs built into a hill and ended up in a huge meadow. We saw butterflies, bees, and birds soaring by. There was a big wooden gazebo for people to take a rest out of the sun. It would be perfect for a picnic spot too!

On our way down the hill, we decided to take a path. The path led to a trail along the river. We saw kayakers, fishermen in canoes, and lots of dragonflies. I fell in love with these tiny orange and yellow flowers that grew along the trail. They were so delicate and beautiful.

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Eden Mill was absolutly beautiful. I would highly recommend this nature center!

Until next time, 

 Peace & Love

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Meat Based Guy and A Plant Based Girl?

Hey guys hope all is well! I wanted to talk today about getting along with people who have different views. I describe myself as vegan. I only make plant based foods for myself but when I travel I always respect other people’s culture..it’s not cool to be rude! Anyway the fellow I have been dating for years is a meat eater. When I first decided to go plant based I was concerned that we might disagree because of different views. (We strive to embrace non harmful individuality in our household) I enjoy cooking. I grew up in a large family and we were often found hanging around the kitchen listening to the days shenanigans. My man was brought up the total opposite. His grandmother did all the cooking for him.

I will say he has stepped up to help us both live the life we want.  He started helping with meals. I would start the vegan dishes and he would start cooking what ever type of meat he wanted.  I always make enough vegan food to share. Any left overs are stored and used for lunch the next day.  Cooking together has brought so much joy to our home. We share ideas and laugh a lot. Keeping our minds and hearts opened has kept the love strong. I can’t wait to see what other joys this journey brings. Until next time…