Maple Syrup Harvest

…There was still plenty more sap to collect from the trees. So that morning, we hiked our way through the icy forest trails, all the way to the maple grove where the sap buckets were hanging. The children worked hard to collect all the sap from the buckets, transfer it into large pails to lug back to the little sugar shack for boiling, and then re-hang the collection buckets to be ready for the next thaw.

It makes my heart happy watching the children work together, learn together, in such a wholesome, natural environment. This is how we do school! … More Maple Syrup Harvest

a children’s seasonal bookshelf // WINTER

  This week, our morning nature walks have been snow-filled and bitterly cold. There’s a certain stillness outside, a silence that blankets the earth only in winter. There’s nothing quite like a brisk walk in a snow-covered forest, breathing in that sharp fresh air and then returning indoors to peel off all the layers. We … More a children’s seasonal bookshelf // WINTER

Beeswax Leaf Dipping

I love weaving simple traditions into each season. They have truly enriched our family life! Together, we look forward to the special gifts that each season brings. Every morning we head out on a nature walk, to visit a familiar forest by our home. I believe it’s really important for kids to be exposed to … More Beeswax Leaf Dipping

Strawberry Season

It’s strawberry season. The other day, we went strawberry picking at a little family-owned organic farm by our house. It’s become quite the summer tradition for us to go berry picking, and it seems to always be one of the first things crossed off our mental “summer bucket list”. I’m glad my kids are able … More Strawberry Season

Watermelon Pizza

A watermelon "pizza" for Lucas' birthday celebration at our homeschool co-op this week. 🍉🍃 So easy to make! Just spread a layer of either yogurt or mascarpone (I also mixed in a bit of honey to sweeten🍯), then top with whatever your heart desires! For toppings we used berries, fresh mint leaves from our garden, … More Watermelon Pizza

Our Egg Hatch Project

Spring is in full swing over here now, and we’ve been keeping busy with lots of little projects! At our homeschool co-op, we’ve planted seedlings, and started building a living play structure out of willow shoots. At home we’ve made a temporary habitat for observing earthworms, and filled our bookshelves with beautiful spring stories. We’ve seen … More Our Egg Hatch Project