Monday, April 28, 2014

Our Weekend






This weekend was full of good things. There was a trip to the market where fresh organic greens came home with me, the first ones of the season. There was a little walk around the Riverview Zoo, and then lunch with my little man at this lovely little spot. The afternoon was spent at home playing, raking, cooking up a new to us recipe, and just enjoying our home.

The fresh, crisp air greeted me on my run Sunday morning, which was a little chilly, but so refreshing. The run was followed up with pancakes and maple syrup and then there was body butter making, more raking, and a little man running around the yard enjoying the sunshine. We hit the trails for a little hike after lunch, finding the first coltsfoot and bloodroot flowers of the season and the little man found a few trees to climb and balance on. Refreshed from time in nature we headed to a friends house for a little play time and a delicious dinner. Returning home we all went to bed early, feeling full from a weekend of goodness.

How was your weekend?

Joining Amanda

31 comments:

  1. We spent our weekend visiting a stunning village in Emilia Romagna, San Marino, with some friends. Sunny and warm days with very good food and relax!

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  2. Your weekend sounds lovely! We had a car for the weekend & I did a lot of the usual running around I do on those weekends. Julia had a birthday party on Saturday & I unfortunately spent most of yesterday indoors (meetings at church) and missed all the lovely weather. xo

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    1. That is too bad that you missed the great day on Sunday, but the good news is that there will be more of them to come :) xo

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  3. Every time I read one of your weekend posts I find myself wishing I could be there too, it all sounds wonderful Kim. I love the steam with all the rocks, I could stay there for hours.

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    1. Awe, thank you Tracey. We enjoy our weekends around here and try to soak them up as much as possible. That is the creek I played in as a child, I too could spend hours there :)

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  4. What a lovely week-end! Seeing you in sleeves without a coat is making me burn with envy, I won't lie! Can't wait to ditch the coats!

    Hey? Did you know that Coltsfoot (the flower in your very first picture) has edible leaves? If you burn the leaves and save the ash, it is a salt substitute. The year we did the 100-mile diet, we have made some. Really interesting!

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    1. It was, and yes, no coats...it was awesome!!!! I knew that, but more for its medicinal purposes, didn't know about using it has a salt substitute, will have to give it a try :)

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  5. Here : http://www.ediblewildfood.com/coltsfoot.aspx

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    1. That link takes you to Karen's site...she is the lady I joined on a wild edible food walk last summer. She is one knowledgeable lady when it comes to wild foods. Love her! Hoping to do another walk with her in June :)

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  6. I see he is not wearing a coat and that means spring is truly here! Lovely weekend and what is the second and third photos? (name of flower)

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    1. You are right, it is here and we are loving it! Second photo is bloodroot, third one is a mystery to me, I need to look it up. First clue: it is a tree :) Once I have identified it I will let you know.

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  7. it sounds like an amazing weekend full of goodness. :)

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    1. Too much goodness, and very well enjoyed :)

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  8. Did you eat those pancakes with homemade syrup? :) What a great weekend!

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    1. You bet, but not much left, not the greatest season this year.

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  9. sounds great! especially the pancakes and the body butter making :)

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  10. It sounds like a wonderfully relaxing weekend!!! I love the pictures from your nature walk. (And I actually remembered to take pictures today....I'm all set to link up with tomorrow!!) :-)

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    1. It was relaxing :) And that is awesome, I will head over to take a peek shortly.

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  11. What a delightful weekend you had! That cafe looks like a place that would be a favorite of ours if we lived in your neck of the woods. Are weekend was good, though the weather did not cooperate so our raised beds didn't get made as we had hoped (hopefully it will happen this coming weekend). Have a lovely week, dear friend! xo

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    1. You would love it Shel :) That is too bad, I hope the weather cooperates this weekend for you.

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  12. A beautiful and restful weekend. We're rained out, but rainy days are beautiful and restful in their own way. Be well.

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    1. They sure are, and we are currently finding out just how beautiful and restful :) It is raining now and is suppose to right through til Sunday...sigh. I guess the good news is that it isn't snow.

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