I hope you are having a lovely day!
I have some pretty new sheets in the wash that my children blessed me with.
I love the delicate flowers and muted tones.
I'm wearing the new shirt that is pictured above the sheets.
My card my daughter made me is sitting on my desk.
My children are wonderful and are always so sweet to me.
Sometimes as a mother you can get discouraged or bogged down in
caring for your family and home.
Just remember that there are seasons and that each time has it's place.
The struggles and the joy!
This past week we made some yummy moose jerky in our oven.
It was much faster then in the dehydrator.
It is all gone...but we shall do this again.
This is one part of homemaking that I really enjoy.
Making special treats on occasion just because.
This week I was home with just a couple of my children.
We decided to go for our first picnic of the season.
My son bbq'd up some hot dogs and we wrapped them up to take with us.
We had found this picnic spot last year and it was very nice.
We really enjoy being out in the bush and enjoying nature.
We saw some bear diggings (not too recent, but from this spring).
As we were walking we saw a hawk fly off
and then spotted a grouse in the underbrush
frozen, hiding from the hawk.
We got a quick picture and then went off so that we didn't scare him out of hiding.
We also found some cranberries that were so very juicy!
Soon they'll fall off the plants and grow new flowers.
There are lots of lovely trails to meander on and
as the season warms there will be coming a lot more new growth.
We are just starting to see the sweet crocus's sprouting.
The birds are coming back.
It's delightful to watch all the different kinds of ducks and shorebirds
that are occupying the water and shore by the house.
The wood frogs have started to croak out their songs
and it's quite the orchestra with all the bird sounds mixed in.
Our landlady is selling our home and she came with a photographer this week
to take the necessary pictures for the ad.
We did some more cleaning then the regular weekly ones we usually do.
We hid away some things so that it looked better.
Sometimes there are just things that need to sit out but aren't as "picture perfect".
It encouraged me to wash some of the light fixtures that often get forgotten.
I'm a bit shorter and I don't notice some things...like the top of the fridge.
Do you have that issue?
Those details needed attending to, and take some consideration.
All the plants that I've been starting in my window are getting so big.
Yesterday we started the process of hardening off the smaller plants.
Most are destined for the community market, but we are keeping a few.
Today more seeds are going into pots for our moveable garden.
No matter where you live it's good to grow just a few things...even if it's just herbs.
I have been told herbs are a waste of time...but really I have found that
no matter how "plain" the food is you're making, herbs really make it more palatable.
If only I could grow a cinnamon tree...I love that spice!
Praying you have a wonderful day!
And I also wanted to make a note about comments....I really do appreciate
all the effort you make to say hello!
It really cheers me to hear from you!
Love and Prayers,