Childhood should be a magical time of life. When imaginations blossom and anything is possible. So few kids today have that magic in their lives. Even my oldest is beginning to get jaded and ask question. So I asked him if he thought fairies were real. I was answered
Okay, when I say scones, what pops into your head? For me it is a British accent and the thought of tea. Don’t ask me why, because I have no clue! I also think yummy goodness, which is what these Chocolate Chip Scones are! Why are they “country kid” scones?
By definition, foraging is the act of searching for and obtaining food and provisions. I am not the type of girl who likes to be defined! LOL So when I headed to the forest to forage with my two young sons, I did not have a tight schedule or specific
For the third year in a row, Mrs. Blue Jay has blessed us with the honor of her nest in the tree next to our house. Each year we watch with anticipation as she returns, does repairs and begins to sit. All to quickly though, her little ones have fledged.
“Mom, mom, mom….. come see what dad and I found, come quick!” Those were the words that brought a little squirrel into our lives. He had been tangle and stuck in the ivy growing on the old maple in our backyard, for how long we did not now, be now
Knowing where your food comes from is important. It is also important to know how your food grows. It is one of those interesting mysteries of life. I believe there is no better way for children to learn about the world around them then by being hands on. For his
My son is a “country” kid. Being in a rural community gives him lots of opportunities. Really, you might ask….. Yes! He doesn’t go to fancy sports camps it is true. But he runs outside, explores the forest, digs in the earth. He doesn’t go to a fancy science camp.
We love to garden, it is a family activity. I am a firm believer that kids should know where their food comes from and there is no better way to learn then by being hands on. Get their little hands in the dirt, watch things grow, eat what they harvest.
So maybe you don’t live on a farm, but you would like to know how it all works….. We are lucky because our local farmers encourage people to come and visit. Each year we look forward to The “Spring Fling” at Tirrell Farmstead. We love going out there for their
A one of a kind bird house for grandma The best gifts I received this year were not wrapped in fancy paper with glittery bows. The gifts in fact, were not even under the tree. The best gifts I received this year were insight into my own child and a
When I was little I would watch “The Bozo” show. Every day they would play the grand prize game, which was a bucket toss game. Oh how I dreamed of one day getting to be on the show and play the grand prize game. If you hit the farthest bucket,
So, once again I was the go to mom in the oldest country kid’s classroom for the holiday party. Guess I did too good of a job at Halloween. The teacher wanted to keep the party snack healthy since lunch was right after the part. Really!?!?! Okay, I was on
So my six year old son posed the question to me a few weeks ago, “Do the chickens get Christmas presents?” I gave him the only response I could, “OF COURSE!!!” Since our dog and cats have stockings, my son wondered if the chickens had stockings too. Ummm, not yet!?!?
I will be the first to admit it, I am a dork. I am the over achieving parent who others look at and either go, “man she is good” or totally just find me annoying. I am the parent who, when my son started to falter on his belief in
There is a first time for everything and with children there are many, many, many first times. We were bless to have the chance to give our neighbor’s little girl her first time meeting a chicken. We tried playing Chicken Frisbee so she could watch them run around the yard,