Tuesday, April 22, 2014


My awesome garden helper - who dug holes for
soil block transplants & spread hay with me this morn.

Our after-school visit with Papa.

Monday, April 21, 2014

Easter weekend

We got two mallard ducklings for Easter - a male & female - the kids named them Nathan & Dorothy (we've been watching Wizard of Oz lately).

dying eggs

Easter with first cousins

Papa with Keaton

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Spring Equinox 2014

What does today hold for us?

an out-of-town visitor arriving

library storytime @ 10:30 with the promise of a baby goat

sun-drying laundry

mid-day nap

a little garden time squeezed in

and Levi's first baseball game of the season @ 5:30, after 3 weeks of practice

Happy Equinox to you!

Monday, March 17, 2014

our first try growing daikons

Daikon!  which are asian radish - they look like a long white carrot
Angie shared the seed last year & we had great success.  We're eating them in salads, stir-fries, and soups.  Many of them have gone to seed, so now we'll collect those & plant a new spring patch.

(sorry for the pixelated pic - taken with my old cell phone)

Monday, March 10, 2014

my birthday

flint and steel

I saw Levi head outside with the flint&steel kit on Saturday by himself & followed a little while after to watch.  Here he's working on creating a spark holding a piece of charcloth on top of the flint while striking it with steel.  In the middle picture you can see his little bundle of dry cedar bark waiting on the ground ready for when he gets a spark going.  He also had a little teepee of fatwood waiting.  Awesome.