Autumn pictures

Autumn pictures

This afternoon was beautiful, chilly, but beautiful and I got a chance to take some autumn pictures of two of my three. The set up was simple, a stump, two small pumpkins (they were buy 1 get 1 free today!), two mums, our birdbath, our forest garden and the sun streaming through the trees! I’m …

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Birthday celebration!

Birthday celebration!

Saturday my oldest turned 23! We met at a beautiful state park, had a picnic, and then went to explore for a while. It was a chilly day, but the sun peeked through the clouds a few times and we enjoyed our visit. There were many many mushrooms on the trails, beautiful leaves on the …

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A morning of archery

A morning of archery

This morning after our daily family breakfast, we decided to spend some time reading out on the deck and enjoy the beautiful cool morning weather. Not long after we ventured outside, Grasshopper found some sticks and started using them as a bow and arrow. It was so nice to see him using his imagination and …

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The battle continues

The battle continues

More Japanese Barberry is gone and the Nightshade has been safely removed! We started working on the root systems which run so very deep. I found the source of one of our water issues and decided I’m going to create a small stream lined with rocks to redirect it away from the cabin. I placed …

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Forest garden

Forest garden

I don’t think my 18 year old has named it yet, but we were hard at work on her forest garden this afternoon. Once I made a dent in the thorns, she took over and really got a good bit done. She has been working for days now moving flat rocks that she is finding …

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Baking day! Pumpkin muffins

Baking day! Pumpkin muffins

Autumn is my favorite time of year. The smells, the colors, the falling leaves! And pumpkins! We discovered our little guy loves anything with pumpkin in it. Wednesdays are our baking days where we try new recipes and the kids are the chefs. Today they used this recipe to make Pumpkin Muffins. They turned out …

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Connecting with nature

Connecting with nature

Next to being with my family, my favorite place to be is in nature, somewhere in the woods. I thought living in the woods would be enough, but I still prefer going out into the woods and connecting with nature. Don’t get me wrong, being in my yard brings me joy and peace, but something …

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Monotropa uniflora

Monotropa uniflora

I have long been interested in herbs, healing plants, and natural healing. I read, research, look through beautiful books, read some more, plant a little, try a few herbs, but I haven’t learned nearly enough to feel confident in this area. I hope to work to change that. I plan to document my journey with …

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