Recipes From Living the American Backwoods Cabin Life

About Me

Hi, I'm Debi.

People frequently ask me, “What do you DO in the UP?” (For those of you unfamiliar with “UP”, it is pronounced Yoopee, and it is short for the Upper Peninsula of Michigan.) I now live mostly full time in the UP. Yay! I’m a Yooper!

However, I left family and friends below the Mackinac Bridge. If you live below the bridge, you are considered a troll. So, back to the question.  I’ll try to let you in on my attraction to this peaceful peninsula, show you in words and pictures "What I Do" up here while I do the things I love most: blog, cook, take pictures, hike, travel, fish, hunt, camp and write and wander - not necessarily in that order.

My husband and I live in what use to be our hunting cabin, back in the woods, next to the Hiawatha National Forest and the winding Pine River. We are constantly on the move, hence the title of this blog: The Walking Stick. Back in 2011, when I began this blog, I had a posse: three dogs ranging in age from eleven to six years old. Sadly, the oldest dog, Tess, is no longer with us. But Ike and Bear are going strong and are now roughly 10 years old. Tessy and Bear were mother and daughter. Ike was a stray who decided to stay. You'll see them quite frequently on this here blog. But I also have a grandpuppy named Gus who now lives in Chicago. You'll see many photos of him, too!

Thanks for stopping by! I hope you enjoy The Walking Stick.


Tess, Bear, and Tessy

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