it’s a wet and dreary day here and we are heading to our favorite little cabin in the woods to celebrate spring and also to visit hawk mountain. be back in a few days. here is a little interview i participated in by the lovely katja of nestled in. i feel so honored since her blog and home are one of my absolute favorites! Thanks katja!
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we had a busy day full of building some new things. a living roof for more edibles now lives on top of the rabbit hutch, perfect for baby greens! we had to scrap the old chicken run due to heavy snow loads this winter. we are building a new run complete with planter boxes for more edibles. can you tell i am trying to cram in as much food as possible into our tiny space. we managed to fit in some grilled cheeses for lunch over the fire and then back to more building. hannah wanted to build a “feel and find box”. her and papa got right to work. the idea is that objects are placed on top of the box in a particular order. the same amount of objects are placed down below where the feel and finder, who cannot see due to the fabric curtain, has to put the objects in the same pattern. fun! and papa found that beautiful piece of wood while scavenging. none of us noticed until i hung it up how much it resembles a goose. it now lives above our coop. hope you all had a productive weekend, with some rest mixed in too.
this moment. inspired by soulemama
I know that it is not quite spring yet, but it sure felt like it around here today. It was a beautiful, warm and sunny day and we hear it is going to stay this way for the rest of the week.We spent most of the day outdoors. The girls played while I tidied up a bit. Spring cleaning. Cleaned out the chicken coop, some garden beds, the potting shed, the refrigerator, and a few drawers and cupboards. Boy it felt good. And someone got a little spring haircut too.
So I know I said last week that I would explain my little miraculous encounter of a little certain someone. Meet Silas. The sweetest little boy ever. He has quite a story…
Almost three years ago my dear friend Bill died of a brain aneurism. He was due to be married to his sweet fiance Lori that summer. On his death bed, while meeting about his organs to be donated, the option of Bill’s sperm came up. Lori had always wanted a child and so she asked for them to be saved for herself. Almost three years later I attended the birth of this sweet little miracle. It was one of most beautiful, emotional, unbelievable experiences of my life. And he was born on my little Hannah’s birthday too. The funny thing is that Norah and his mama also share a birthday. This little boy, name after the woods where his papa loved to be, is so very beautiful. And his mama? She is the strongest, sweetest, most peaceful woman ever. She is quite amazing.
Last night I stayed with this mama and baby. As I rocked little Silas to sleep, and listened to his mama breathe softly to sleep herself I felt an amazing sense of peace fall over me. I couldn’t help but feel someone else in the room.
Lots of times around here you will here “Ma oh Ma!” This means that we as a family have all turned back time and are living out on the prairie or maybe in the woods as the Ingalls family. That’s Pa up there chopping wood to keep our little log cabin warm. And that’s Laura up there taking the wood to the hearth. And yes that’s Ma up there with her Chuck Taylors. They may not be the warmest during The Long Winter but you know it’s important to be stylish deep in the big woods of Wisconsin.