Is a gift of family
Sunday, December 29, 2013
Spencer and I had a few days home alone. We went out on a little adventure. This place is the best...I actually have a bit of a crush on this place. I adore how it brings out the best in each of us and everywhere I look there is such beauty and variety. The sun was amazing and warm despite being the end of December. I savor these moments in time, with my wildling and in nature. I am feeling grateful.
Tuesday, December 24, 2013
It has been a busy last few days. We celebrated mine and Jake's birthday. We spent winter solstice at a remote beach in the fog and later that night had a neighborhood luminary party. We've been busy celebrating, partying, merry making and anticipating this lovely season.
Monday, December 2, 2013
10 years old is a pretty big deal. He has become quite a little man, so responsible, creative, independent, smart, funny... I really could go on and on! The big thing here is 10 years old and 10 years of having this blessed child in our life. I feel so honored to be his mother.
We spent his birthday at Black Butte Ranch with friends and family. Hiking, swimming, basketball, and good fun for the whole family. It was a weekend to remember. I just adore this guy and I am so grateful for his presence in our lives.
Monday, November 25, 2013
Sunday, November 24, 2013
Friday, November 22, 2013
I had no luck as a huntress. However being in the woods for three nights four days was so satisfying and fulfilling. We camped in the tent and stayed so warm and cozy with the woodstove in the tent. We cooked on the fire, hiked 6 to eight hours a day, went to bed early and woke early, and stood still in a massive forest. Breathtaking really. Fairview is majestic. One night, about 4 am I heard a very loud scream of a cougar it sounded so close! I was terrified! And didn't want to get up to pee. I laughed at myself later , but I will never forget the sound of that scream. An incredible experience, I can't imagine what it would be like if I had actually taken an elk down! The idea of freezer full of wild meat has me thinking I'll be back next year.
Thursday, November 7, 2013
Thursday, October 24, 2013
So much happens around here as cliche as it may sound time goes by so fast! I have a few random pictures from the past few weeks...
I am stoked for the opening of siltcoos ouet too!!! It uses each year for the snowy plover habitat, darling little birds. This is one of my favorite places ever!! So when it reopens I feel like I have received a gift.
Monday, October 7, 2013
The garden is winding down. I pulled the last if the carrots. Tomatillo were picked too. Some plants have gone to seed already, I plan to have the preschoolers help with that harvest. A great opportunity for fine motor work and a discussion on the life cycle of plants. I am sad to see the green if the garden go. This year's side garden worked out better than I had imagined. I am already thinking about planting next spring. I'll be putting theses beds to rest soon and opening the garden gate to let the chickens do their work in this area too. I am grateful to have the space and time to tend to this garden. I love that the garden brings both peace and excitement to me, & not to mention the obvious... Great real food too!