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31 January 2012

it's here







the evaporator is here!
adam's been working on setting it up
and we're all getting excited for sugaring!

27 January 2012

this moment


joining soulemama's {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.

26 January 2012

waiting, exploring

All of this freezing and thawing (and rain!) has left us with some very large wet
areas. The boys are anxiously waiting for them to freeze for some ice skating.





Until then, they are great for exploring.






Some frozen treasures in the soil.

This little guy was actually alive and crawling across the ice!


The sledding hill is bare now.

And back to the house for cocoa

and (hopefully) knitting.

24 January 2012

little chef





The boys got kitchen tools for christmas from my sister. Z, our 4 year old, loves to help in the kitchen and was thrilled when I cleaned off a pantry shelf for his new tools. Then, I let them talk me into a donut pan when we were out and about the other day.
So far, he's made
-granola bars (twice)
-cinnamon-spelt donuts
-gluten-free brownies
-biscuits
-soup, soup, soup!

23 January 2012

winter walk

We've got our first round of sickies here, which means we've been snuggling up by the woodstove a lot. But we managed to get everyone bundled up for a little fresh air on a mild afternoon.






Our woods is a former sand pit--so it's full of little sledding hills.



Adam's been working on sap lines.

We also use buckets, which will go up once the sap is running.



We realized that M was missing from our tree...

so Adam added "m".

A lovely winter walk in our woods.