How we Welcomed Spring

How we Welcomed Spring

A couple of weeks ago, my 6-year old announced that he wanted to do something special to celebrate spring’s arrival. Spring arrived on a warm, clear, sunny day. Here’s how we welcomed the change of seasons:

How we Welcomed Spring

We forced tulip bulbs. It’ll be a while before outdoor tulips will bloom in our mountain yard. But we bought a bunch of tulip bulbs, placed them in a large glass vase with a small amount of water, and watched them sprout and grow.… Continue reading

Today: Looking toward spring

Today: Looking toward springThe huge amount of snow we’ve received over the last two weeks left all of us ready to celebrate when it was followed by a week of bright, sunny 50+ degree days.

Warm sun rays, natural vitamin D, and a general longing to be outdoors after staying snuggled up inside for a couple of weeks has energized all of us. After spending the afternoon playing in the sandbox, my 6-year-old asked, “Mama, I know there’s still some snow, but can we plant our garden tomorrow?”

Now, we live in the Colorado Rockies.… Continue reading

The Beauty of Winter

The Beauty of Winter
My boys love to be outside in any weather. Even when the temperature drops into negative territory — which thankfully doesn’t happen too often here, at least when using the Fahrenheit scale — they want to be outside daily. Currently, my 5-year-old plans to homestead at the North Pole when he grows up (just to show how much he loves winter).… Continue reading