Happy Easter. Now that spring is upon us, I am looking forward to blooming flowers, warmer temperatures and spending more time outdoors. On my side of town our peony plants are shooting up out of the ground, as well as the tulips. The hyacinth flowers are blooming and the crocus have been withered by our … Continue reading Easter.

Before the Snow.

Today, we awoke to lots of snow covered trees and very cold temperatures. But, before the snow, we explored a different lake and area near our home. Yesterday, was a very nice overcast day, with a few sprinkles. On our nature explorations, we followed a Belted King Fisher from tree to tree and watched him … Continue reading Before the Snow.

Nature + Bird Walk.

We headed out this morning for a nature + bird walk. We saw lots of birds, trees, and watched the creek run for awhile. It is so nice to get outdoors and explore. Our son loves it. Nature, that is. It beats any toy, although he might argue with that. It’s question after question about … Continue reading Nature + Bird Walk.


We had to make a trip to our local garden store to pick up a few things and my son noticed all of the flowers and would not let us leave without taking some home. Ranunculus are one of our favorite flowers and we were very surprised to see them out already, so we picked … Continue reading Ranunculus.


These little vegetables are pretty darn cool or rad(ish). The radish is one of my favorites. Especially in a salsa. We just started a few rows of them in our garden a couple days ago. They are such an easy cool weather vegetable to grow, just make sure you thin them out. Otherwise, you will … Continue reading Rad(ish)


Our inquisitive, not so well mannered, yet well mannered, Spinone has been with us now for 3 months. To explain this, she can be the wisest and most loyal dog, I have ever seen. On the opposite end, she can be the most stubborn and disloyal dog, I have ever seen. It has been more … Continue reading Dog.


We are so excited to grow herbs this year in our new garden. We recently moved to a new home outside of the city with a very large yard and space for a garden. We love herbs especially rosemary and thyme which are our favorites to grow. The blue tuscan rosemary is very nice as … Continue reading Herbs.