Saturday, May 18, 2013

New Beginnings

Our backyard is filled with life these days. The honeysuckle vines are in full bloom and fill our garden with the sweet, faint scent of honey. The trees have reached over the small fence that divides our manicured yard from the wild and free foliage. Our neighbors roses are peeping over the fence line, affording us a beautiful glimpse of their crimson tone. The garden is growing at full force and soon our berries will turn into a lovely shade of red, black and blue (strawberries, raspberries, blackberries, and blueberries). I love these early weeks of new growth and beginnings for nature and it's wealth of edible delights.

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Bee's Wrap - a product review

I happened upon this lovely product and what a great product it is. We all use cling/clear wrap when we have left overs or if we need something to cover a bowl to put in the fridge. This is a wonderful alternative and healthier for you I might add. This is Bee's Wrap - the beeswax and cloth food storage alternative. Wrap bread, cheese, vegetables, and cover a bowl. FRESH, EASY, NATURAL
can be handwashed in cold water with dishsoap. Made in Vermont.
With the warmth of your hands mold the Bee's Wrap to create a seal around the top of a bowl, half of a lemon, the end of a crusty loaf of bread, or wrap a piece of cheese. When cool the wrap stiffens holding it's shape and seal. Keeps food fresh naturally. Use again and again. Not recommended for meat.
Made with organic cotton, beeswax, jojoba oil, and tree resin.

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Mother's Day

Wishing all you mom's out there a belated Happy Mother's Day. We hope your day was special and filled with love. Jacob and I went to Virginia Beach and spent a couple of days together. Here are some photos of our fun in the sun!

Saturday, May 4, 2013

Time Well Spent

As we are almost to full recovery from this season's gift of allergies, we spend some quality time together. During this down time I have been able reflect on the importance of time well spent. As some of you are mothers you know all to well that we sometimes find ourselves caught up in the daily routine of chores, grocery shopping, garden work, etc...sometimes we get so into "it" that we forget our littles need us more than the dishes need to be washed, or the laundry needs to be put away. Those things are important but my little man's needs are far more important. Even if it's just a moment for a tight hug and a big kiss, or to help him complete a puzzle he's been working on. Maybe to stop and tell him how proud I am of my big, little helper. I have learned a great deal about prioritizing my day to day routine. So much is demanded of us as mother, wife and woman of our home, but during those times of duty we must stop and take a moment to love and share in our day with the ones we care for the most.

Friday, May 3, 2013

Bloom Where You Are Planted

Fresh spring air fills our senses as we adventure into our backyard. Our fruits and veggies are in full bloom and slowly making their glorious appearance. The chickens are enjoying all the sweet grass and shade of the big trees reaching over into our yard, providing a cool place to perch. We hunt for eggs in the oddest places these days, our chickens are molting so are not laying much right now. We are lucky to find an egg behind a tree, lulu's new and very private place to peacefully provide us with protien. The wind blows gently, swaying our wind chimes and creating a soft melody. As Jacob and I are still in the healing process from sinus infections, this beautiful spring day is a welcome reprieve. We hope the beginning of your weekend is just as lovely~