After a few seasons I decided to have a break from it. Claire had a tick bite and Lyme symptoms and after that I was a little wary of sending my kids into the woods. My eyesight is not as it used to be and ticks are tiny.
Recently Two Coyotes started a program at Woodcock Nature Center, our local nature center where Tristan has enjoyed going to summer camps. He couldn't wait for this program to start. He wears his belt with a pocketknife his Grandfather gave him. He throws on his backpack and his man vs wild attitude and heads out the door. It is a good thing, although I am still a little scared of the ticks.