The Hazel Bird Nature Reserve is well worth a visit. It’s much more fun to explore than a playground! It comprises many different habitats including tallgrass prairie, sand barren, oak woodland and black oak savanna, which are all native to the Rice Lake Plains. On a perfect Spring day in early May we went for the first time.
Smallbones is about sustainable, natural and simple living. I often think about what life was like for the family that built my house in 1855.
I’m a reader. Most of what I’ve learned is from reading (and living, of course). The books I have most enjoyed through the years are the same — they inspire, instruct and give hope for a good and worthwhile life (on my ‘simple’ terms).