Nature Studies

Although the thermometer never went above 36 degrees today, the fact is that our fair weather birds that winter in nice, toasty warm climates, have returned… and love is in the air! No matter what the thermometer says, birds are going to nest. So, today the girls worked on puttingRead More →

{this moment} – A Friday ritual began by Amanda at Soule Mama. A single photo – no words – capturing a moment from the week. A simple, special, extraordinary moment. A moment you want to pause, savor and remember. Have a lovely weekend ~ Kimara and MichelleRead More →

We just got back from our annual trip to Vermont. Just thought I would share a few of our ‘Moments in Time’ with everyone. We had a wonderful time and the kids are already plotting our adventures for next year. I hope everyone else is having a wonderful summer asRead More →

Today I spent an entirely exhausting but wonderfully fulfilling day in the gardens. Michelle’s family came over to “Help Gammy”. Seven year old Bug learned to prune a small crab apple tree. Five year old Fairy showed her might as she hauled bags of mulch. And three year old Pixie impressed usRead More →

It’s March… and around here that means it is SUGARING TIME!!! We are in the middle of perfect sugaring weather… freezing at night but a beautiful 45 or so during the day. We took our first trip to the Sugar Bush on Sunday and then we came home (actually went toRead More →

We took advantage of a beautiful afternoon yesterday and completed our Fall Tree Nature Study. We haven’t be doing any of the Handbook of Nature Study Blog Challenges since the spring and we had a lot of fun getting started again. The kids each got to pick new trees forRead More →

To get more information and photos of this project, CLICK HERE and HERE and HERE and HERE. I created the Treasure Pouch so my grandbabies could take them along on walk-abouts. It’s just big enough, 7″ x 6″, to tuck away several “keepers”, without being too heavy or cumbersome! Materials: Pattern Pieces SnailRead More →

I just finished Bug’s and Fairy’s treasure pouches. The kids love them. It was fun creating designs to match their personal tastes and they really were quick to throw together. I will now work on a tutorial and will hopefully get it posted soon!   These will definitely be useful onRead More →

I love going on walk-abouts with children. EVERYTHING is so fascinating to them. Bugs and rocks, fungus and tracks captivate their imagination and provide fodder for an insurmountable barrage of questions. And I’ve yet to go on a nature walk with a child who has not found some priceless treasure.Read More →