12 practical ways you can reconnect with your child.
Do you find that you don’t have enough time to get everything accomplished? Our family was feeling stretched, so we decided to start a new family rhythm!
“Great Things are done by a series of small things being brought together” -Vincent VanGogh As we inch our way into 2018 we have found ourselves commiserating about all of the things that we did not accomplish in 2017. The gardens weren’t well tended and yields were low, we didn’t have any goslings in the […]
Today is birthday week at our house. My daughter, now 2, was born on April 6th. Today is my eldest son’s birthday, he is now 6 and tomorrow, April 9th my second son turns 4. Needless to say, birthday week is a crazy one around here. I try to make each child’s birthday special for […]
This past week when visiting friends, we were offered some of the grapes that were growing as a carport. What a beautiful gift to be given! I took a bag full. They also offered us some apples from a tree that had split and fallen down. I’m amidst so much processing of food at the […]
At this time of year, harvest is abundant! Processing food for the winter months is all consuming and the incoming volume of produce seems relentless. We have been working our way through bushels of tomatoes, peppers, apples and cucumbers that have blessed our counters. It’s hard to see that volume of perishable food as a […]
I have struggled with the idea of playing with my children. I have never considered myself as being too ‘good at it.’ I’m not sure how that’s even possible, but I often feel like I have ‘better things to do.’ It stings just to write those words. I watch my husband return home from work […]
At our party last weekend, we had intended to do grafting and mushroom inoculating, but didn’t get to the latter. Rob has been working on evenings this week to complete the task, which is not difficult, just time consuming. Amassing the items required for the job was the most tedious part. We have been collecting […]
A friend of mine recently put out a call for someone to take a few of her beloved chickens. She ordered some Swedish Flower eggs in the Spring, and didn’t expect almost all of them to hatch! For this reason, we will be getting three hens and a rooster! We are so excited for their […]
My littlest has started walking. Gone are the days where she must be carried, but then again, gone are the days that she must be carried! Change always means I am leaving something behind. Sometimes I am happy to move on and release what no longer serves me. But at other times, change leaves me […]