Hiking through the forest this warm and sunny morning was like running into an old friend: Spring. The familiar face I didn’t see, is that of my Little Bear, the name I gave the sweet sow with whom I shared a back yard in the winter of 2020-2021. She emerged from her hibernation one year ago before heading off into the woods. I haven’t seen her since, but I’m on the lookout. I am grateful to Lakeridge Life Magazine for publishing my story of that glorious few months. (On a mobile device? Click the grey box to connect to the publication.)


Lisa Bernard is retired from two rewarding careers. Now based in Litchfield County, Connecticut, she spends her time musing and writing about the wildlife in her habitat and her travels on horseback. She can be reached at LisaBernardWriting@gmail.com.

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