"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.