Monday, February 25, 2013

Our Weekend


The weekend got started Friday afternoon playing, reading and laughing. Homemade pizza for dinner and then some reading and knitting.

Saturday morning we had a lovely visit from Reece's god parents, who we just don't see enough of. Hoping to fix that soon. Saturday afternoon found us in the woods with friends tracking. We were lucky enough to find both bunny poop and pee. Then porcupine poop. Then with a little look up, the porcupine in the tree sleeping. What a great find! This is the third porcupine we have found on our adventures and every time it is amazing! Once you find the porcupine the next thing you do is get busy on the ground looking for quills. The group was lucky enough to find six of them and I found two. So excited to add them to our nature collection.

After tracking, we shared our stories over a community potluck while the kids ran around. Good conversation, lots of laugther and wonderful people, I can't think of a better way to spend an evening.

A bit of a lazy Sunday morning that included pancakes and maple syrup. Then I was off to do a little shopping, a swimsuit was in order for our little trip coming up and some fun stuff to keep my little man busy on the drive.

Homemade soup for lunch and then a little outdoor time tapping the trees. This will be our second year tapping the trees. I am hoping to get a little maple syrup making in before we leave, and then the rest will be up to Justin while we are away.

The three of us then took a little drive to visit with Justin's family for dinner. Reece was super excited to see his cousin and I was happy to sit back, enjoy good conversation and a lovely dinner I didn't have to cook.

It was a full weekend on so many levels and exactly what I needed.

Joining in with Amanda

32 comments:

  1. Fun! I once saw a porcupine. I love they way they walk!

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    1. It was! This one was sleeping, but the last time we saw one he was trying to get out of the tree but didn't dare come down with 15 kiddos and 10 adults hanging around below looking at him. Watching him maneuver in the tree was pretty amazing!

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  2. Sounds beautiful! trees tapped here as well. sap was collected this morning and so the process begins!

    Wishing you a wonderful week my friend.

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  3. Sounds like a fabulous weekend :) Porcupines! Sweet!

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  4. sounds like a great weekend! is the sap running there? it's been a very slow start for us here!

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    1. It was and not yet. We are hoping soon, little man keeps checking the buckets :)

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  5. I love the way that you share the beauty in your life. Thanks! :) Hope that you have a great week!

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  6. I've never seen a wild porcupine nor have had the pleasure of finding quills. Now my dad in western pa have loads of porcupines. The weekend sounds so restive and fun!!

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    1. It was Brooke, your kiddos would have had a blast :)

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  8. i don't think i've ever seen a live porcupine, and i had no ideas they climb trees!!
    your weekend sounded very nice, i hope your week will be the same :)

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    1. They do, they sleep in them during the day. Super cool to see!

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  9. sounds like a great combination of fresh air, shopping, good eats...couldn't ask for better!

    and how crazy! i didn't know porcupine's could climb trees!

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    1. It was a great combination. And yes, they can climb, pretty cool to see them do it. They sleep up in trees and they also eat the bark :)

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  10. porcupines and pancakes sound like a fun weekend to me! Great post!

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  11. Seriously, a porcupine in the woods? How cool is that. I only just learned that they climb trees, and that was from a visit to the zoo. For some reason I thought they were smaller. You are lucky!

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  12. Sounds like a fantastic weekend! So many exciting things happend. We had a seriously wonderful weekend as well. With me doing almost no chores because everyone else was doing them!

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  13. What a great weekend! I can't believe y'all found that porcupine...so cool!

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  14. Lovely! And how wonderful to sit back and enjoy a meal made by others, that can be such a rare treat.

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  15. It sounds lovely Kim. Pleased you enjoyed it. xxoo

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