Friday, April 15, 2016

It's Here!


Well, my friends, it's here...spring, that is. It is hard to believe that on Monday it snowed, and yesterday, just three days later, we were outside in short sleeves, playing and working in the garden. We even enjoyed our first dinner on the back deck. It was a little chilly, but hey, when you have been cooped up all winter it is worth it.

Around the yard, I cleaned out all the flower beds, raked the yard, and took the extra cover off the cold frame. The soil in the cold frame is beautiful, warm, and ready for planting. I had hoped to get seeds in the ground earlier, but with the cold temperatures and snow over the last ten days, planting was delayed. But now, with a week of beautiful spring weather and warmer temperatures in the forecast, seeds will go in the ground this weekend. I can't wait to plant seeds, to feel my hand deep in the earth, and to connect to the land that grows the food that nourishes my little man and I.

As I worked in the garden, soaking up the spring sunshine, Reece played. There was a ramp built on the driveway for his cars, a secret village created in the woods, and a pulley system built, complete with a bucket moving back and forth. There is something pretty darn magical about watching a child's imagination at work, it's like a little peek right into their minds. Many times, as I worked, I stopped to watch him, admiring the freedom with which he went about his "work" and enjoying the pure joy he exuded. It was the highlight of my day, and filled me with happiness to be witness to it all.

These days at home, just the two of us, each doing our own work, our minds focused on the task at hand, are so very special to me. There is nothing extraordinary about these days, they are normal by all accounts, but in my heart they are so very special, and they remind me, yet again, why I have chosen the path of slow and simple.

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  1. Yay! I hope it was worth the wait! Simple, slow days are the best aren't they. We need them in and amongst the busier ones to keep us grounded. Have a lovely weekend :)

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    1. So worth the wait :)

      Thanks, it was an incredible weekend, hope it was a good one for you too.

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  2. Simple days are the best ones. Your days sound perfect :)

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  3. Yay for time spent outside - and in short sleeves no less! :-) We're supposed to be in the 70's this weekend and I am so looking forward to lots of time spent outside. Our large veggie bed needs some serious weeding, but during those cold days I just couldn't bring myself to do it.

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    1. It was wonderful Anke, and the weekend just got better and better :)

      Hope you enjoyed your weekend.

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  4. Spring was here,but today feels more like winter and next week we are jumping into summer with temps in the mid 80's.
    Have a great weekend.

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    1. Wow, always such big shifts where you are Tracey.

      I hope you enjoyed your weekend.

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  5. Yay! I'm so glad spring has finally sprung where you are. Enjoy. :)

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    1. Thanks Jennifer, it feels do good. And yes, we are enjoying it :)

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  6. Oh that's so nice to hear about your garden! And spring! Love to hear about your projects outside 😍

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  7. Not for the first time I wish I could walk in your world just for a day. Enjoy planting my friend. When hands are at their dirtiest, hearts are at their fullest.

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    1. Oh, how I wish we lived closer my friend. It would be so lovely to have you in my world, sharing bits and pieces of our days together.

      It felt so good to have my hands in the dirt, planting the seeds that will nourish us. So good.

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  8. So sweet...
    Enjoy well this time of rebirth dear friend ! xo

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    1. Thank you, my friend, I will. xo

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  9. Yes, the warm, glorious spring weather has arrived here too! Yesterday was lovely (though breezy) but today is absolutely divine (and word on the street is that tomorrow will be even lovelier still)! So glad that Lady Spring decided to finally arrive! xo

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    1. We offered a little gratitude to Lady Spring at dinner this evening. She certainly knows how to make an entrance :)

      Enjoy these beautiful days my friend. Big hugs to the girls. xo

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  10. how exciting that you are starting your garden, that is you and your son completely!! can't wait until later when you do your garden photos :)

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  11. Our first crocuses came out just a few days ago : Shy and tentatively poking through the layer of protective leaves from last fall. Everywhere, we haave been noticing little sparks of life. NOw, if it could stop dipping down below freezing every other day, maybe we would stan a chance. :-)

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    1. It is so wonderful when they pop out isn't it? Enjoy their beauty my friend.

      Yes, the cold weather has returned to us this week. White stuff was actually falling today, and I think they are calling for some tomorrow too.

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