Monthly Archives: April 2012

bee strong

Last weekend we had some last minute action in our backyard.  We had noticed that the bees were hanging out in the entrance holes just outside of the hive for few days prior to that.  They were out there over … Continue reading

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On our way back from picking stinging nettle, we found an old corn field filled with cranes. The Canadian geese seemed so small in comparison. I leave you with this beautiful sound of nature.

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:: this moment ::

A beautiful and fun Friday ritual. Inspired by SouleMama. {this moment} – A Friday ritual. A single photo – no words – capturing a moment from the week. A simple, special, extraordinary moment. A moment I want to pause, savor and … Continue reading

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After spending our morning at the CASEE Center seeing frogs, tadpoles, salamanders and other creatures for Critter Count, we went back to the Water Resources Education Center   to see the reptile show, Creature Feature.  It was fun. Steve, from Creature Feature, … Continue reading

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Stinging Nettle Pesto

After going on our outing to pick nettle, we had a couple of bags to cook and prepare with. We’ve never picked it before, so we learned how to do that, and we had a fun time with the folks … Continue reading

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Versatile Blogger Award

Exciting! I was nominated to the Versatile Blogger Award.  I’ve only been sharing our days and adventures here in this blog for a year and I am so honored I’ve been nominated.  This is a great way to celebrate my … Continue reading

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{ this weekend : Earth Day }

Oh this weekend, what a beautiful couple of days we had. Full.  Full of excitement, friends, busyness, sun, dirt, work.  Full of everything. It all got started thanks to our friends who helped us with a load of compost-dirt for … Continue reading

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