Monday, June 24, 2013

finally, the birthday party

This was the only picture I took of the food I made. Got some nice comments on all the food. The frog was a hit, but I also made cherry tomatoes stuffed with cream cheese, tomato and cheddar(forgot to get mozza) "toadstools" that looked more like little penises (o.O lol) and cucumbers cut into little trees with a Christmas cookie cutter. The cake I made was a raw, vegan carrot cake from This Rawsome Vegan Life blog.

Even though it was raining, the weather stayed pretty warm so our plant pot painting was still fun! We didn't get around to actually putting soil into the pots and planting purple bush beans, so we're  going to do it for them and bring it to their houses.

Hallie in her birthday suit, of course!

After she opened up her presents of clothes, a fairy doll, and a beautiful purse that had a scarf and hat wrapped up inside, our little fashionista  was much more into getting her picture taken<3

Friday, June 21, 2013

lately, in the garden

The Labrynth, which has turned into a two year work in progress...Will eventually have gluten free grains, and many more veggies planted here. There is a 10'x20' garden in the back end of the property where all our medicinal herbs will be planted in the fall/next spring.

My first harvest of St. John's Wort

About once a week, sometimes more, we go for a walk through our favorite trails, that lead to a huge berry loaded trail. Full of Salmon berries (which we have picked pleanty of and there is still many more to pick), thimbleberries, black berries (these are not ripe yet) and two huge cherry trees that are ALMOST ready. (however I don't think bringing a ladder down the trail is going to work out too well...) I also found a huge patch of comfrey, that I will be harvesting soon to add to some things I will be preparing shortly, like salves and lotions. (teas and tinctures soon too!)

{this moment} - our forest playground

{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. 
Joining in with Amanda @ soulemama

Saturday, June 8, 2013

Hallewyn Lily is 3!!!

My Dearest Hallie,
You are an amazing creature. A blessing to this Earth.
I love you baby girl! Happy Birthday <3