Back home the temps have dropped. Rick has been keeping the home fires burning, the animals well fed, and the paths shoveled. Here in Ireland, the weather has taken a turn, and the wind and rain (serious wind and rain!) prevail. Picnics are off the list for a day or so. Our plan was to head over to Rossbeigh or to Kells beach in search of lichens for wool dyeing. Perhaps not a good day to be scurrying around on wet slippery rocks. So it looks like we’ll be hunkering down here at home and making bone broth. I guess if we’re not going to be gathering and boiling a pot of lichens to dip wool into, then we may as well simmer a batch of bones. Why am I cooking bones? How about this, I’ll go ahead and cook up some bone broth today, and in the next day or so , I’ll post some pictures and include an explanation of its health benefits. For now, I’ll just go ahead and share with you a few photos from our time spent up in the hills of Treanmanagh.