Every year someone sets the small native grassland that is established in my backyard on fire. Ecologically that is a good thing. But it’s also against the law. Sure wish I knew who it was that keeps doing that. Jesus would forgive him but the Justice System probably wouldn’t.
The other morning I was having breakfast with my five-year old when she said “I can’t wait for the weekend.” It was a Monday. I asked her what she especially liked about weekends. She thought things over for about half a minute while she was eating her oatmeal. Her response…”Cause on weekends I can eat lunch slowly.” I think, ultimately, that we are doing our children a disservice by over scheduling and tightly cramming their days with “time on task.” What is our ultimate goal with children? This kind of industrialized education will kill us. I agree with you my daughter…let’s eat slowly today.
Ruby wanted “orange poles” for her birthday. We had no idea what she was talking about and she kept saying, “you know…those orange pole things.” Later, driving down the road she pointed out traffic cones and said “like those orange poles.” So for her birthday she got a lot of them from various family members. Now we are waiting to see what she wants to do with them. Here’s a few pics from the day.
Each month I punch up the lunar calendar on the Old Farmers Almanac site and print it out with my own notes on what I want to plant and about when. But when push comes to shove I figure a seed in the ground is better than not. So if life interferes with getting something planted on the best date… I plant and bear it.