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Spring is finally a reality and so is the non-stop flurry of activity and things to do.   Our bodies have been indoors, keeping busy with the business of staying warm and cozy, cooking thick heavy meals, preparing for warmer weather and planning for the spring rush.  Last week, the rush happened.  All at once as always and it always manages to catch me by surprise.  We are finished with our maple syrup season and I will be sharing with you tomorrow how it went.  So much fun and sweetness but it took a week to get the wonderful smell of campfire smoke out of everyone.

Two weekends ago we went on our annual trip to the local maple syrup festival.  It was quite cold but it kicked off the beginning of spring for us and now it seems as if so much has happened around here since then.

We love this festival.  It’s an excuse to be outside the whole day and see how the pros go about producing maple syrup for the masses while we are over here hoping to produce enough for our own needs.  Thankful for another year of having my children come with me and still want to.  I have a little negative sound in my head that tells me that someday they will not be interested in this way of life but thankfully, they still do and I hope they always will love everything we do and have done to live more naturally.  That is my hope as a mother.  To raise good and strong people who will love God and their faith, will have a strong connection to nature and know how to take care of themselves and live a natural life.  The rest is details and time will tell but so far we are doing pretty good and I am grateful for it.

Well,  I am off.  I have many more seeds to get started, wild edibles to pick, garden beds to prep and the perfect weather to do it all!  See you tomorrow!

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still here

Days go by so fast, don’t they? Having an abandoned blog looming in the back of your mind is a great reminder of this. Somehow it has been almost a year since I have been here. If you are still here you have my gratitude. I have needed time to be quiet yet have missed the outlet of getting my thoughts and days into written form.

I don’t really think you have missed much or perhaps there is so much that I have not shared that it seems like all the world but somehow I would like to have some of those days present here. Perhaps a flash back post here and there? In the meantime, we are all still here where we always are, at home making up what creates a life. Food, clothing, gardening, reading, knitting, just being together. We are still doing all of those things. So perhaps just to get over my writers block I will share with you some of our pictures and then give myself the grace to start anew.

A few things we have done

Visit home and get some actual family pics done

Mateo turned a whole 4 years old

Almsot everyone turned another year older except JP whose birthday is a mere week from now

Lot of work outside

Hundreds of meals cooked

Got a visit from Alex and Lewis and the babies

Lots of living but so much missing from here so what I would like to do is just have a Flash back Friday every week where I can start to document the important days that I don’t want to leave out. And now that I have taken to top off the bottle (I feel so much better already) I can start fresh and that is always such a good thing in life, isn’t it?

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