Easter Weekend

(Sorry for the picture heavy post.) After getting a lot of outside work done on Saturday, we treated the kids to ice cream sundaes and then got to work dyeing eggs.  Over the last few years I’ve seen more and more amazing pictures of naturally dyed eggs, some made with resists created by using found […]

Finally Spring!

This weekend we finally hit temperatures that made it feel like spring outside and the backyard cleanup has begun!  And after that, there’s front yard cleanup, side yard cleanup, goat shed and chicken coop cleanup and garden cleanup.  But we won’t think about any of those today.  We’ll just think about how quickly our snow […]

Sugaring Season

(I apologize for such a picture heavy post, but I couldn’t decide what to leave out.) Like so many others, you were probably taught that there are four seasons – Winter, Spring, Summer, Autumn.  But you were not taught correctly, because, you see, while those are the seasons everyone knows about, there are others that […]


  The winter started out so mild, but in the last week or so, it has made up for it.  We went from just a covering of snow on the ground, maybe 6″ or so, to feet.  We were only supposed to get 3″ or so on Saturday, but ended up with more than 8″.  […]

Slow Preparations

Instead of our more typical rush to get all the Christmas decor up at once, we’ve been ushering it in slowly over the last few weeks, adding little touches here and there as we find the time and space.  I’ve been working on a few hand made gifts and spent some time shopping locally for […]

Costumes – Our Handmade Halloween

Handmade Halloween

  Our children love costumes.  They love dress up, pretend play, becoming someone (or something) by changing their clothes.  I love sewing.  I love making things for my children that gives them joy.  My husband loves building things. He loves making something from nothing.  So Halloween has become the perfect time for collaboration of all […]