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 […]

Marking Maples

Today was probably our last warm day of the year.  It was quite glorious actually, and I didn’t want to spend much of the day inside, so I called for the children to put away their school books early and we went outside to accomplish one of the big things on my “before winter” list.  […]

What do May Showers Bring

Growing up,  I remember being told that April showers bring May flowers (what do Mayflowers bring? Pilgrims!).  But that was in a state a bit south of where we live these days.  And the April showers are more like April snows. The showers come in May (though some of the flowers do too. ) This […]

Spring Weekend

While the calendar told us of Spring’s official arrival nearly a month ago, this weekend was, for us, the first full spring weekend.  We’ve had beautiful warm days already, but this weekend was time for outside cleaning up and pea planting.  So that’s what we did. Sophie helped me get the peas in.  The garden […]

Hello, February

First, please note that I live in Maine. It is nearing 50 degrees today, February 1st. Also, please note that because of these unusually warm days, I checked on my bees. After lifting the 500 pound bench seat off of them (I got my workout for the day) and fumbling with the locking strap thingie […]