A few weeks ago we headed west to Three Creeks Farm for shearing day. It was a beautiful yet chilly spring day on the small farm.
While it was a busy day, I felt relaxed being in the countryside and I loved the sense of community with the other folks who came to help.
We all brought food to share and the girls ran free as we watched the sheep being sheared and then picked the fleece.
You bring such warmth and growth, and you fill our house with light and happiness. When you're around we want to run, skip, jump and stay up all night just to be with you.
Why then, Spring, do you taunt me so? Your pretty chirping birds and beautiful flowers tempt me outside only to make my eyes water. You attack my sinuses with pollen and make my lungs work over-time.
and something happens.
Without needing you to teach them, your kids will naturally and happily...
Let's all go!
Rhythm of the Home is a seasonal online magazine full of Waldorf and Montessori inspired ideas for families. Being a Waldorf family, I have found it to be a wonderful resource to help bring Waldorf traditions into our home.
Full of herbs, favorite veggies and flowers.
For busy hands and feet to stomp, water, pick, and eat.
We included rosemary, mint, thyme, basil, sage, carrots, cherry tomatoes, marigolds, lavender, chamomile, daisies, hollyhocks, and sunflowers. It only took one sunny afternoon to choose, buy, and plant. Phew!
This weekend the girls held their first lemonade stand. It was a family memory to be cherished forever, another event that makes our house a home, and great fun. We are all looking forward to doing it again next year...
Here are our family tips for hosting a lemonade stand:
1. Involve your kids in the process – planning, buying, making, and setting up
2. Plan ahead, make signs a few days before, and make lemonade/cookies the day before
3. Let kids help make the lemonade/cookies
4. Price it right – we made lemonade 50 cents and $1, and cookies 50 cents for two
5. Waiting for the first customer is tough