Book Four of the Woodswoman's Adventures
By Anne LaBastille
Anne LaBastille and her German shepherds experience more daring, death-defying encounters in the wilderness- and with humans- than ever before.
Woodswoman IIII covers five years, rather than ten, since life has speeded up both at her log cabin and old farm. Anne juggles hard to achieve "balance" between making a living as a freelance writer and publisher, and as a cabin-dweller and contemplative. Her humorous descriptions of the "miserly book factory" and "ole' book peddler" show the complex demands on her time. These are contrapuntal to her exquisite images of Adirondack nature and wildlife and the harmony she finds therein.
The Woodswoman learns to balance these two worlds. Despite fewer days at the cabin, each visitation holds greater intensity, more lovliness, interdependence, and familiarity with her pets and wildlife.
Her message to women everywhere is: Be Courageous, Be Independent, Be Compassionate. Her message to readers is captured in this visionary chronicling over 35 years in the Adirondack Park