About

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Welcome!  I began this blog in 2009 just as I embarked on a journey to New Zealand and Tasmania.  What began as a way to keep family and friends updated on my travels has evolved into a space to share a path of mindful and simple living rooted in connection to the earth.  Throughout my travels, I sought wildness and exploration; now that my husband and I have made a home nestled into a Vermont hillside, the search for wildness has shifted from the grander notions of world travel to the everyday adventures that come with rooting oneself to a place.

Together, my husband Edge and I run a small diversified farm in Central Vermont called Good Heart Farmstead.  When our son was born in July 2013, everything became new for me: the world, in all its complexity, became more vibrant as I stepped outside ready to re-discover all that Waylon would discover for the first time.

As an individual, I am interested in truth, in exploration, and in full-living.  As a parent, I am compelled to dig deeply into this world, to set an example for our son so that he may live with his heart wide open, wildly and freely.

You’ll find here posts on nature, life, and the intersection between people and the environment.  While some posts delve into politics and gender, others stay close to my immediate surroundings, but in all of my writing I seek to ground my words in the soil and the soul.

You can find links to my published articles under the writing tab.

If you’re new here, start with this post on wildness and words.

May wildness beckon you outside and stir your soul~

14 thoughts on “About”

  1. Running Barefoot

    Katie, I’ve just skimmed through your entries, and can’t wait until I can go back and read in detail, letting it all sink in.
    You are a wonderful writer, and your experiences make me want to go back in time and start all over again. Your parents have given you so much encouragement and acceptance, and it sounds like that were (are) outstanding. I thought that back when you were in elem. school.
    I feel so privileged to be able to read your blog. Thank you!

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  2. “How am I to know myself if I do not know the world. How am I to know the world if I do not know myself?”
    I love this as I have felt the same thing having grown up on a ranch among the hills and rocks and wildflowers…that I am part of the earth and it is part of me. To understand this completely is a journey of a lifetime.
    So glad to have found you today.

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  3. I love the premise of your blog. It’s a great way to look at life. Wild.

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  4. Hi Katie – I’ve just spent the past hour reading some of your writings. You have a wonderful way with words and I look forward to reading more. Congratulations on being Freshly Pressed and on your wedding. I love the way you phrased it – honoring your love. May your union be blessed with more laughter than tears!

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    • kspring said:

      Thank you so much! I just read some of your posts, too, and I really love the humor in your voice! I’ll have to share it with some friends who are also parents. Thanks again!

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  5. Every time I read you, it’s a like a breath of fresh air fills me with the courage to dream!

    I’m not sure whether the ping-back will be automatic, but you’re mentioned in my post: http://opalodyssey.wordpress.com/2011/06/01/new-moon-new-june/

    Remain blessed! 🙂

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  6. very nice.

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  7. Hi.. Nice to go through your blog. I like the day to day stories you have posted here.. I am with you .. keep going.. :)) Thank you, Satheesh. :))

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  8. A beautiful blog. Running barefoot is love to nature, all hearts to grace the earth and gentle to its inhabitants.

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  9. I am so happy to have found you here, Katie. You write with great skill, and, more importantly, your words reflect a conscious lifestyle which invites us to live with greater intention. Thank you.

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    • Thank you, Rita. I have been reading your blog, too, and find so much inspiration there. Thank you for sharing and bringing intention to the world!

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  10. In appreciation of the fine work and inspiration of your blog, I nominate you for the Sisterhood of the World Bloggers Award. Mo was kind enough to nominate me. Her blog is a delightful walk through life. Try it! http://thecrazycrone.com

    Follow this link for a list of my other nominees, and for a template to use in nominating others: http://spiritualitywithoutborders.wordpress.com/my-nominees-for-sisterhood-of-the-world-bloggers-award/

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  11. I appreciated your essay on language of the kill in Local Banquet Winter 2015. Thank you and Solstice Blessings. Gwen.

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