"A photo of my little man, once a week, every week, in 2015"
Reece, one of the most important lessons I hope you take with you from our home is where your food comes from. We grow a lot of our own food, we raise chickens for eggs, we shop the farmers market, we forage in the woods for wild foods, and we hit the local u picks every summer. Connecting to our food, and in turn, to nature, is so very important to me, and having you alongside me as I do these things makes me so very happy. This week we hit the local blueberry farm for our first of many pickings this summer. You picked very little, choosing to run up and down the rows with your little friend, but that is okay, you were there, witnessing on some level the act of picking the blueberries we will eat for the next year. That night at dinner, while eating blueberries, you told your dad all about the blueberries, and the falcon and the hawk you saw, and shared how much fun you had. You have plans to take daddy picking with us this weekend, and are excited to share it with him. The sparkle in your eye as you spoke about our trip to the blueberry farm was all I needed to see to know that you understand the connection, you get it, and it means something to you. And that right there, makes my heart so very happy.
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This is beautiful Kim. It's so good to record these precious memories. Connecting to the earth and the source of our nourishment is such a special thing. Watching our children do it is even more magical. Have a lovely weekend. :)ReplyDelete
Thank you! I agree, I love having this project to record these moments. It will be great to share them with Reece in the years to come. Magical indeed, and it makes me so very happy to see it.Delete
Hope you had a wonderful weekend.
I'm with you, I think it's so important to know where our food comes from and what a lovely (and yummy) way to learn it!ReplyDelete
Yes, it is the best way to learn. I should mention that he ate more then he picked :)Delete
yum! i love that food is linked with memories and stories - its a wonderful foundation for childrenReplyDelete
Oh yes, I totally agree.Delete
You are teaching him some valuable lessons and I'm sure he'll always remember them.ReplyDelete
I sure hope so Anke. Only time will tell...Delete
Sweet little hands... The blueberries are almost as big as his fingers. :-) We share a same dream you and me : To have our children connected to the earth that nourishes them. We are so blessed to live in a time and place where food is abundant and like you once said to me, "where we can homestead out of choice, not necessity".ReplyDelete
Thanks Yanic. The blueberries are huge this year, and so very sweet. It has been a great year for berries of every kind for us this year, and our freezer is overflowing. It is wonderful!Delete
Yes we do my friend, and if my little man feels the connection, and understands how important the connection is to his life, I will be one happy mama.
I remember sharing those words with you. They are so very true, and we are so very blessed. xo
I almost feel like I could pluck one right out of the screen!ReplyDelete
Go for it!Delete
Such important lessons and I know he will remember them for life.ReplyDelete
I hope so Jennifer.Delete
Wow I'm always amazed at how big blueberries are in North America. Their european cousins are much much smaller.ReplyDelete
Really? Our wild blueberries are much, much smaller, but the cultivated blueberries at the u-pick are huge, and oh so good :)Delete
Ah dear Kim, I feel exactly the way you do. I hope our children take with them the knowledge and skill and experience of growing and knowing about their food firsthand. Enjoy your picking this weekend!ReplyDelete
That doesn't surprise me at all my friend :) We are hitting the farm tomorrow...I love long weekends.Delete
Knowing where your food comes from is one of life's important lessons, at least I think so.ReplyDelete
I am thrilled that you guys are picking blueberries. Enjoy them!
I do too Tracey!Delete
We are thrilled too. We hit the farm again today, and picked another 8lbs, that is 20lbs so far this season. We will head back this week or early next week for at least another 10lbs. The freezer will be stocked :)
We are enjoying them. We eat blueberries at every meal, and for snacks in between :)
Understanding the connection is such an important thing for our children to know and feel. what a beautiful memory for him to have recorded.ReplyDelete
It is, and unfortunately today so few children know and understand it.Delete
Thank you, I so look forward to sharing this project with him when he gets older. It will be interesting to see how much of these little snippets of our lives he remembers.
Those blueberries look huge! I bet they tasted amazing, which is another great lesson with food I'm sure Reece appreciates completely - you can't beat freshly picked!ReplyDelete
They were pretty big, and so sweet! Oh yes, he is fully aware how wonderful fresh food tastes. But yes, a wonderful lesson as well :)Delete