I've just taken the ducklings out for some fresh air in their makeshift pen that the children and I threw together the other day. Ducks grow really fast, and get really stinky in the house, so any day it's nice enough for them to be outside is wonderful! :)
One of our little chicks died on Easter Sunday, making the day bitter sweet, but also giving a lesson of hope for the resurrection.
We have been eating lots of wild greens (some call them weeds) from our yard and neighboring woods, and seeking to incorporate as many of them into our daily meals as possible. I have been also juicing them by running them through the blender with water, lemon juice, and powdered stevia and cinnamon, and then straining. It actually tastes pretty good, and gives a noticeable energy boost. Every year by the end of winter my body starts to drag and feel sluggish, and I crave greens very much. It's such a blessing when the first dandelions peek out of the earth, and seem to say, "Here we are to help you feel better!"
This is a "green smoothie" that Audrey artfully sprinkled bee pollen on for a garnish~
(Tasha seems pretty excited, too!)
The yard has lots of work waiting to be done, including moving that huge pile of wood chips that we got from a tree-trimming company, plus removing all the goldenrod and black raspberry canes that have taken over the garden, and starting over with fresh beds. With lots of rain and thunderstorms happening, and not being able to get out and work, things can get away from us pretty quickly!
The King of "Bunker Hill"
Contemplating on a rainy day~
Soon the crazy-busyness of spring will pass, and summer's sultry days will bring a time of maintenance and eventually harvest. May I pause long enough to count my blessings, and take time to enjoy the little things each day. A busy life with children and home is the best kind of busy I can imagine, and I know that I am truly blessed.