I don’t like to talk about Juniper Ridge on my Insty acct, but I’m so proud right now I can’t help it :)  look at our beautiful new packaging! Those wood caps are harvested by our wildcrafting crew and hand-carved in our warehouse. The juice inside the bottle has always been beautiful and real, but I was never very good at the marketing stuff- back in the farmers market days when I was on my own, I used to design my old packaging on my Mac, ha! It looked super hippie, but the quality inside was always there. This transformation in our look happened not because of me, but because of the great folks working here. We had a lot of debate in the beginning about changing our packaging, but in the last couple of months my team came together in the most amazing and transformative way to make this happen, I’m so proud of all of you! Special thanks to my right hand man in all things juniper ridge, backpacking buddy and my wilderness hero @coyotethunder for his stunning artwork, it just sings the places we love and it’s all about the places for us, and thanks to our great design group Indicate Design in SF who brought the creative mojo and worked tirelessly to make this happen. Wow, I have a feeling this is gonna be big for us, stay tuned :)

I don’t like to talk about Juniper Ridge on my Insty acct, but I’m so proud right now I can’t help it :) look at our beautiful new packaging! Those wood caps are harvested by our wildcrafting crew and hand-carved in our warehouse. The juice inside the bottle has always been beautiful and real, but I was never very good at the marketing stuff- back in the farmers market days when I was on my own, I used to design my old packaging on my Mac, ha! It looked super hippie, but the quality inside was always there. This transformation in our look happened not because of me, but because of the great folks working here. We had a lot of debate in the beginning about changing our packaging, but in the last couple of months my team came together in the most amazing and transformative way to make this happen, I’m so proud of all of you! Special thanks to my right hand man in all things juniper ridge, backpacking buddy and my wilderness hero @coyotethunder for his stunning artwork, it just sings the places we love and it’s all about the places for us, and thanks to our great design group Indicate Design in SF who brought the creative mojo and worked tirelessly to make this happen. Wow, I have a feeling this is gonna be big for us, stay tuned :)

Wild yeast and mountain-creek-water bread experiments. I collected 9 different strains of wild yeast by placing honey traps all over the place outside - 8 failed but when I woke up this morning one had taken- the dough was puffy and full of delicious funky wild yeastiness… 8 failures for 1 maybe, something that starts to take, might work out… sounds about right, that’s the way I’ve always done things #messupandtryagain #wanderingishowwefindoutwhoweare

Wild yeast and mountain-creek-water bread experiments. I collected 9 different strains of wild yeast by placing honey traps all over the place outside - 8 failed but when I woke up this morning one had taken- the dough was puffy and full of delicious funky wild yeastiness… 8 failures for 1 maybe, something that starts to take, might work out… sounds about right, that’s the way I’ve always done things #messupandtryagain #wanderingishowwefindoutwhoweare

I’m doing restoration work today in ” little waterfall canyon” today. My daughter and I named it that, we’ve been working on this restoration for a little over a year now on this forgotten redwood creek down the road from us and we’re really starting to get somewhere! Pulling out invasive carex that clogs up creeks, drinks up all the water and blocks out elk clover and other natives #rewildingofthewestcoast #lifeonthetrail

I’m doing restoration work today in ” little waterfall canyon” today. My daughter and I named it that, we’ve been working on this restoration for a little over a year now on this forgotten redwood creek down the road from us and we’re really starting to get somewhere! Pulling out invasive carex that clogs up creeks, drinks up all the water and blocks out elk clover and other natives #rewildingofthewestcoast #lifeonthetrail

My man @thebrotherofbreathing and I spent a couple days on #mthood after everyone else had left harvesting- nice quiet days of harvesting, staying at @timberlinelodge, beers at the ramshead bar at night, hot tub under the mountain stars… I’m so excited about the stuff we harvested for our upcoming mt hood seasonal perfume (mid nov) we completely changed our ideas about the direction of this perfume while we we’re up there and had to do some extensive harvesting to make it happen, it’s gonna be so beautiful!

My man @thebrotherofbreathing and I spent a couple days on #mthood after everyone else had left harvesting- nice quiet days of harvesting, staying at @timberlinelodge, beers at the ramshead bar at night, hot tub under the mountain stars… I’m so excited about the stuff we harvested for our upcoming mt hood seasonal perfume (mid nov) we completely changed our ideas about the direction of this perfume while we we’re up there and had to do some extensive harvesting to make it happen, it’s gonna be so beautiful!

I was hiking around #mthood the day the wilderness act turned 50 last week, here’s to America’s real best idea “We simply need that wild country available to us, even if we never do more than drive to its edge and look in. For it can be…a part of the geography of hope,” (Wallace Stegner, 1969)

I was hiking around #mthood the day the wilderness act turned 50 last week, here’s to America’s real best idea “We simply need that wild country available to us, even if we never do more than drive to its edge and look in. For it can be…a part of the geography of hope,” (Wallace Stegner, 1969)

There’s something magic about wild huckleberries - they taste like the mountain and the mineraly alpine soil and the cold rushing streams… And like summer itself they’re here for a short while and then gone for another year, here and gone like the hot summer days that ripen them. We spent the most blissful blue-sky filled afternoon harvesting huckleberries on #mthood earlier this week, let’s do it again next year #lifeonthetrail

There’s something magic about wild huckleberries - they taste like the mountain and the mineraly alpine soil and the cold rushing streams… And like summer itself they’re here for a short while and then gone for another year, here and gone like the hot summer days that ripen them. We spent the most blissful blue-sky filled afternoon harvesting huckleberries on #mthood earlier this week, let’s do it again next year #lifeonthetrail