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Ron Swaisgood left a comment for Ashley Wainwright Donahue
"Go Chip, Go! Let 'em dangle! (Easier to do than watch your kids do, I know.) I just found Chip (he was on page TWO of your friends...I only looked at the first page).   Yes, NCTC is fantastic and we are planning to go too. We hope to get…"
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"Thank you for the kind words about the Journeys article. We are still obviously having tons of fun with our group!   Chip has definitely gotten over his anxiety of snakes jumping out at him, although he and our oldest just hiked to…"
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"Hi Ashley,   Just saw Chip's article in the Appalachian Trail newsletter. FANTASTIC! You guys are such an elegant voice for the cause and it is so cool all the things you are doing. This was a great story. I never knew Chip was as…"
Sep 30, 2011
beth chase commented on Ashley Wainwright Donahue's blog post slow laundry.
"Beautiful post. I remember hung laundry too. And the cool thing is, now your kids will have that memory to carry forward. A lovely chain from past to future."
Feb 26, 2010
Ron Swaisgood commented on Ashley Wainwright Donahue's blog post we eat dirt.
"Great post, Ashley! And it rings so true. I felt waves of nostalgia as I read your post, thinking back to my own childhood of good ol' fashioned dirt-eating! And our house was the last one on the block to get a color TV. My dad built it…"
Feb 6, 2010
amy pertschuk commented on Ashley Wainwright Donahue's blog post slow laundry.
"Ashley, this is so very sweet and poignant. Was just talking with Wendolyn Bird about the powerful influence that grandparents have in helping us making that early connection to nature. Not all of us had a family farm but many of us remember time…"
Feb 5, 2010
Ashley Wainwright Donahue commented on Ashley Wainwright Donahue's blog post slow laundry.
"Thank you so much for the kind words!!"
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Suz Lipman commented on Ashley Wainwright Donahue's blog post slow laundry.
"Ashley, this is such a beautiful reminiscence. I'm so glad you shared it. It's full of all the small details and activities many of us remember from childhood and might be trying to recreate now, in a world that has often spun away from…"
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Suz Lipman commented on Ashley Wainwright Donahue's blog post we eat dirt.
"I love this post! It says so much about extreme germophobia and attempts to protect kids that end up doing more harm than good to bodies and spirits. I'm with you -- calm down and let them play. We'd probably all be better off. P.S. I…"
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slow laundry.

Living in my grandparents' home often times leaves an ache deep inside me for my childhood. I want so badly to go back. Taking baths in the summer in a giant metal washtub in the side yard with my cousins, sharing the one bicycle kept in the shed. Being stung nearly to death by bees in the very same shed. Climbing the huge old tree in the side yard so high that I thought I could touch the clouds. My grandfather taking me in his bedroom and giving me half a stick of Wrigley's gum from his… Continue

Posted on January 29, 2010 at 11:00pm — 5 Comments

we eat dirt.

My clan eats dirt. We play with our chicken, with our bare hands. We run around barefooted all summer. We eat things that fall on the floor. We dig creatures out of the ground to play with and chase our siblings with. We rarely mop.



And we get sick. Not killer sick, just colds and sniffles and coughs. And not terribly often. Now, lots of people like to voice their concerns to me that my kiddos get sick because we let them play with compost and clean out the chicken coop. We prefer to… Continue

Posted on January 29, 2010 at 6:47am — 3 Comments

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At 10:10am on October 3, 2011, Ron Swaisgood said…

Go Chip, Go! Let 'em dangle! (Easier to do than watch your kids do, I know.) I just found Chip (he was on page TWO of your friends...I only looked at the first page).

 

Yes, NCTC is fantastic and we are planning to go too. We hope to get more family nature clubbers there, as this part of the organization seems to be under-represented at the Gathering. Let's see, busy, mortgage-strapped parents with no baby sitters...wonder why they aren't going to the gathering?

 

See you there!

At 11:00am on September 30, 2011, Ron Swaisgood said…

Hi Ashley,

 

Just saw Chip's article in the Appalachian Trail newsletter. FANTASTIC! You guys are such an elegant voice for the cause and it is so cool all the things you are doing. This was a great story. I never knew Chip was as (self-described) "nature wuss." That makes me admire him even more. It's easier for us free range kids to become free range parents, but it takes something special for someone who didn't grow up in nature to embrace it the way Chip has.

 

Best to you and Chip! (Chip doesn't seem to be on the ning site?). We missed you guys at the Gathering here in San Diego this year!

Ron

At 7:41pm on September 16, 2009, Jennifer Ward said…
Hi Ashley!
Thanks for friending me! I was looking for you on this site but couldn't find your page, so I'm glad you found me.
Love all that you and your family are doing to inspire others. Keep up the great work!
At 6:03pm on September 15, 2009, Margaret Rietano said…
Hey Ashley and Chip - Great to meet you too. I wish that I could have been 2 places at once and attend your talk. I too am concerned about the liability issue and would love to know what you discussed. Amy? Let's chat in the coming days.

Best - Margaret Rietano
At 3:35pm on September 14, 2009, Wendy Sparks said…
Hi Ashley! It's so great to "meet" you. ;)
At 10:05pm on September 13, 2009, amy pertschuk said…
Ashley, so many people in CO were inspired by what you and Chip are doing -- including me. I came out of the gathering wanting to do more on the liability issue -- one that came up for the NCFF leaders that Chip interviewed -- and others. May be ready for a sub-committee to develop a strategy and solutions.
At 6:27pm on September 13, 2009, Page Lambert said…
Ashley, I also enjoyed the breakfast! I'm so pleased we were able to spend some time getting to know one another. Stay in touch! I hope you'll take a moment to check out my blog Connecting People with Nature, and Writers with Words www.pagelambert.blogspot.com. Leave a comment!

All the best,
Page Lambert
www.pagelambert.com
 
 
 

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