{this moment}

{this moment} – A Friday ritual. A la soulemama. A single photo – no words – capturing a moment from the week. A simple, special, extraordinary moment. A moment I want to pause, savor and remember.

If you’re inspired to do the same, leave a link to your ‘moment’ in the comments for all to find and see.

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                                                                  first swim 2011

{this moment}

{this moment}  a la Soulemama– A Friday ritual. A single photo – no words – capturing a moment from the week. A simple, special, extraordinary moment. A moment I want to pause, savor and remember.

If you’re inspired to do the same, leave a link to your ‘moment’ in the comments for all to find and see.

Wishing you a lovely weekend! If just the rain would stop!

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{this moment}

{this moment} – A Friday ritual. A single photo – no words – capturing a moment from the week. A simple, special, extraordinary moment. A moment I want to pause, savor and remember.

If you’re inspired to do the same, leave a link to your ‘moment’ in the comments for all to find and see.

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Thanks Soulemama for your inspiration

Pteromyini or Petauristini……or what was that!

A Potentially Sad Mothers Day Story with a Happy Ending!

It was time to move our favorite birdhouse, one that Zoe built at a friends birthday party several years back.

“Hello who’s there”

I jumped back, is that a mouse?

No it is a chipmunk, no a squirrel….before we could ID it jumped right out and scampered up the old maple tree.

Cool a flying squirrel~Before I could think straight I had the bird house down and opened it up to put it in the truck….You know when you are moving you are on a roll…..out came the next which I thought was last years birds nest as we have seen birds previously nesting in it and out came a newborn. Based on this website I am guessing that it was between 5 and 10 days old!.

A little panic set in. What to do? What to do?

At first we left the newborn in the nest on the ground and covered it with a little box, but that did not feel safe from possible predators. Then we see mama start coming back down the tree, looking for her baby we suppose. Would she come all the way to the ground? With some quick thinking we placed the nest back in the birdhouse and the birdhouse back on the maple tree.

Phew,  Re-United! and then she poked her head out,

Are you still there? 

Flying squirrels are a mammal I know very little about! they are the oldest living line of modern squirrels! time to you read up on them!

final good-byes….

Last Wednesday our friend Kate came over to join us in walking the land and sharing stories and memories of the first seven chapters of Zoes life…although it was raining and cold, many memories were shared as we “froze” as Zoe ran from corner to corner of the or the property happily showing us her favorite places. Here are a few…

{this moment}

{this moment} – A Friday ritual. A single photo – no words – capturing a moment from the week. A simple, special, extraordinary moment. A moment I want to pause, savor and remember.

If you’re inspired to do the same, leave a link to your ‘moment’ in the comments for all to find and see.

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Gardens on the Go

One of the hardest part of this move for me has been moving the gardens. Thanks to the willingness of this years apprentices we have spent two long days digging and potting plants…As an herbalist it is so hard to decide what gets left behind……how does one decide?

Good-bye gardens!

they’ll be more tea parties to come!

they’ll be more conferences to come

they’ll be more mowing to come!

they’ll be more rituals to come……