I had the absolute pleasure of leading a four week nature study series at the harbor and in the new shellfish lab. All this right in our town. I love nature studies, so blessed to be able to do what I love for my kids and for others. I can't think of a better classroom than the wide outdoors. Ended our series with a bag full of shells and other treasures for our friends at the nursing home to enjoy.
Smells like Christmas in our yard! Three loads of pine woodchips. Adding to the four I already have breaking down. I think that's seven loads of woodchips for one year. Not too much. I love love love woodchips for gardening. All it cost me was a cookie cake.
Today's Top Three
A few pumpkins-including the feline and human kind of pumpkins.
Kids Can Grow
Audra wrapped up her Kids Can Grow year! Kids Can Grow is a program through cooperative extension. Kids get classes from April until September about gardening. They are set up with their own raised bed and plants. They get a master gardener to work with them and help them along. It's a lovely program. Adrian got to do it and now Audra had a chance.
Here's how it started
Adrian keeps his up, it's here too.
And how it ended!
In search of: My groove.
I feel like our days start out with picture perfect expectations.
It's raining, it's pouring.
It was raining. It was pouring. So we did our favorite thing to do on stormy days. Brought our lunch to the ocean and the kids watched the waves while I read aloud. We are LOVING Henry Reed, Inc. You know it's a good one when I hear "More! More!"
Rye on the Rocks
My husband and I used to spend our early married days along the coast in Rye, NH. We enjoyed memory lane and our kids got to hear stories of life when we were well rested.
I just don't know where the time went this weekend. Flew solo, my husband was working all weekend. The weekend had flowers, all over flowers and a cut flower sale. Gardening. Service projects x3. Thrifting adventures x2 (including a like new underarmour winter coat for Adrian for $10, originally $75! and BOG boots for Audra for $8.50). Lots of time organizing and cleaning, although progress appears minimal. It always feels like I'm treading water, barely staying afloat with housework. Errands. Church. I also read to my kids and spent time with each one. (Mostly) ready to tackle Monday!