Monday, June 24, 2013
As usual our weekend got started on Friday with some Summer Solstice fun. There was jam making in the morning, a little gardening and lunch on the back deck, then a little family hike with butterfly net in hand. We chased butterflies, picked wild strawberries, red clover and wood sorrel, searched for monarch eggs and enjoyed a few moments just being still on a hill. Dinner on the back deck, a fire and enjoying the solstice sunset finished our day.
Justin and Reece had a father son day on Saturday, while I headed to Peterborough to spend the day with our community. We had a day of community mapping, working together to determine our strengths as a community, our areas for growth and development and as always, deepening our connection to each other. It was an inspiring day which left me feeling so very grateful to be a part of this wonderful community. Back at home, I shared my day with Justin while we made another batch of jam and enjoyed a quiet night at home.
Sunday found us lazing around and enjoying a very slow morning of playing, making food for a potluck, heading out for a family walk and checking in on the garden. After lunch it was off to my 8 Gifts from Nature course followed by a community potluck.
A weekend filled with wonderful things, leaving me filled with gratitude and feeling so very blessed.
How was your weekend?
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Sounds like such a lovely weekend! Ours was very full; I'm not a huge fan of weekends that are so busy that I feel I can't catch my breath. Luckily I have a week's vacation at my parents' to look forward to, to help me recover from it. :) xoReplyDelete
It was, thanks. Enjoy time time at your parent's place :)Delete
What a great weekend! How many jars of jam did you make? We spent Solstice outside taking a hike along the river. Then Saturday I moved us into our new summer home while D took care of the girls and let them run around in the big back yard.ReplyDelete
Sunday we just loafed around and had a pleasant time together with no plans.
It really was great KC! We made 11 jars. I did one batch with sugar and one with honey. The honey batch....oh it is good!Delete
Happy to hear you are moved in, I am getting a feeling that this summer place is going to be good place for you guys. Enjoy!
Sounds wonderful! :)ReplyDelete
what a restorative weekend! I've seen a few butterflies the past few days. Hoping I see many more in the days to come.ReplyDelete
It was busy, but had the feeling of being restorative for sure :)Delete
Oh, that sounds so wonderful! Enjoy your jam!ReplyDelete
We are :)Delete
sounds wonderful.. And yummy!!ReplyDelete
Yes on both accounts :)Delete
any weekend that ends leaving you filled with gratitude and counting your blessings is a lovely weekend indeed!ReplyDelete
We need to make some jam - it's been so hot I can't bring myself to cook though! Sounds like a great weekend.ReplyDelete
It has been hot here too, but not until yesterday. I managed to get the jam making in on Friday and Saturday. I am not looking forward to raspberry and blueberry jam making if it stays this hot though.Delete
Glad you got to your jam-making...and everything else sounds wonderful, too!ReplyDelete
Sounds like a great weekend! Glad you got a little time away that sounds very inspiring!ReplyDelete
Thanks, it was :)Delete
8 gifts from Nature class sounds interesting! I am reading Peter Block's book Community right now , have you heard of it? Has some great community building toolsReplyDelete
It is very interesting. It is also a great course for creating awareness about your own journey to a deeper connection to nature. It is created and hosted by Jon Young via an online program.Delete
I have not heard of that book, but will definitely check it out. We are using the 8 Shields Method of cultural mentoring and regeneration within our community to build our support system or "village" as it is often referred to. It was also created by Jon Young.