Friday, March 11, 2016
There really is nothing that compares to a sunrise on the beach. Always so magical. And this one, on our final day at the beach, was special because I shared it with my little man.
We are home! It was a long day of driving, but we made it. It felt so good to be home, and to settle into my space again.
I have been busy crafting since I returned home because Mama Collaborative is having a shop update...today! New stock for Easter is available. Take a peek, there are some great items perfect for adding to the Easter basket of the little one in your home.
Spring is in the air around here. The days have been mild, the yard is a mess of mud and puddles, and there is that earthy smell hanging in the air. It's a dreamy time of year, at least for me, as I think about the garden, meals on the back deck, picnics, and evening fires in the fire pit. Oh, Spring, I am so happy to see you again.
Planning has begun for a small summer homeschool block for my little man. He has requested that summer learning be all about dinosaurs. I am game for that, and kind of excited to learn all about dinosaurs with my little man.
More planning, this time summer camp. Life At Nature's Pace will be hosting summer camp days again this summer, two days a week throughout the month of July. Themes for the weeks include bees, birds, butterflies and wild plants. I might be just a little excited about summer camp days.
Seeds!!! Need I say more. I have been gathering and sorting my seeds, getting ready to start planting. I am hoping to get the cold frame planted within the week, and then two weeks after that one of my tunnels. I can't wait to get my hands in the dirt, and I am really looking forward to enjoying fresh food from the backyard again.
The hens are laying in full force again. I collected ten eggs yesterday, not bad when you have fourteen hens.
New chicks will be arriving on our homestead soon, and certain little man is pretty excited about it. You can be sure I will share some pictures.
I am, as always, feeling so very grateful for my life, and the abundance I have been gifted.
Wishing you a magical weekend, my friends.
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Life sounds full of excitement round there! Spring is around here too at the moment and it makes such a difference. Gardening season has started already and I'm really looking forward to making it even more a part of our days this year. What are you planning on planting in your cold frames/tunnels - do you have a tried and tested few crops that seem to do well started off early like that? And do you plant the seeds directly in the frame/tunnel or start them off somewhere else first?ReplyDelete
It is, and I am loving it!Delete
I will plant cold weather crops in the cold frame and tunnels...spinach, kale, swiss chard, salad greens, beets, carrots. All the seeds are directly sowed into the ground. I prepped the soil in the fall, and covered it with a good layer of straw, I will move the straw to create rows and plant the seeds. During the day the cold frame and tunnels will need to be open so they don't get too hot, but at night when it cools down I close them up to keep the heat in. And if we happen to get some cooler weather, which will happen, they stay closed and warm :)
Hope that helps my friend. I am so excited that your garden will be a bigger part of your days this year. Enjoy!
That's a lovely list Kim. I'm glad you are feeling better. Wishing you a wonderful weekend as well. :)ReplyDelete
I would love to know more about the dinosaur block. I have a dino freak over here and I'm always looking for more ideas with him.ReplyDelete
I don't have much figure out yet, just in the planning stage. A lot of the planning will happen with my little man and where his desire takes us. I have some ideas swirling around in my head, but I really want him to take the lead a bit, so we will work together on a plan over the next few weeks and go from there. I will share what I can here once we have it figured out.Delete
Lots of good things happening for you. :-) Glad you made it home safely.ReplyDelete
10 very very good things. I am glad you are safely home!!ReplyDelete
Love it! Hope you have a great weekend! :)ReplyDelete
You too my friend! I hope all is well in your world. xoDelete
10 very extraordinary things indeed! Love the idea of new chicks soon! :) xoReplyDelete
We are getting excited about new chicks, always so much fun to have them running around :)Delete
Amazing list. :) Welcome home! Spring is here too and I am so excited for planting and growing and summer sun! Love number 10 the best! Have a magical weekend too!ReplyDelete
Those are ten wonderful things and a beautifully uplifting sunset to boot; what a lovely way to start the weekend - thank you :)ReplyDelete
You are most welcome :) Happy weekend Carie.Delete
I am glad to hear you arrived home safe and sound. It sounds like your holiday was the perfect rest for you both, I love how your next few months is going to look. Full of hope, exciting projects and community. Have a lovely weekend.ReplyDelete
Thank you my friend. It was absolutely perfect, and has left me very inspired and motivated, and that feels really great!Delete
Nature's beauty, being home, gardening, learning - what a great list of things to be grateful for. Sounds like you are going to be busy doing some wonderful things soon (once that snow and ice finally melt away eh).ReplyDelete
Well the snow and ice has melted away here, it is wonderful! I actually spent time over the weekend working in the yard and gardens...so much fun!Delete
I agree totally Kim, there is just something about watching the sun rise over the ocean that is soul touching.ReplyDelete
I'm glad you made it home safely and are now in the mist all of things springy.
I had hoped to get in a little gardening today, but we have rain in the forecast so I guess I will be doing a project indoors. My Mike has had the flu so there is lots to do.
Enjoy a beautiful day.
So very soul touching, it is so magical every single time. Thanks Tracey, it feels so good to be home.Delete
We have rain here today too, and all this week, so I am glad I got out there on the weekend. Hope Mike feels better soon.
You too, my friend. xo
Ten beautiful things. Gardening sounds heavenly right about now. Our crocuses are up, but a foot of snow is due tomorrow:( shineReplyDelete
Thank you my friend. I wish I could say I got those seeds planted, but it has turned cold again. The soil is ready, but with a big dump of snow coming this week, it might be another week before those seeds get in the ground. Sigh....Delete