It’s been a whirlwind last several days. Today is actually the first day I’ve had to just stay home and do next to nothing and I fully intend to do as little as possible! Last week I had to drive forth and back up north to my mom’s four times as her plumbing in her house went kaput. It’s a 75 mile drive one-way so we were in the car quite a bit. Not that I mind really but it does make it hard to get a lot done.
We went back up this weekend and grilled out at the farm on Sunday. We had brats, hamburgers, potato salad, squash, coleslaw, creamed cucumbers, mash potatoes and homemade cake – courtesy of Uncle Ted. Too much food to be sure, but delicious nonetheless! Mom and I picked cherry tomatoes, onions, cauliflower, watermelon and muskmelon. It was a little warmer out than I would have preferred but the cooler temps are on their way so I shan’t complain! 🙂 My little pumpkin and I went into the woods and I showed her how to tell the age of a tree, the different sorts of bark on trees and we identified certain plants and trees as well. She soaked it all in. I am so enjoying this time to be able to share these things with her. I can’t wait to do more. We need to start her nature journal and also do some leaf rubbings. I always enjoyed that growing up. 🙂
The pumpkins at the farm are just about ready to pick. It’s a little early to take them yet though. But they are gorgeous! I do so enjoy just looking at them and taking pictures of their loveliness. And take pictures of them I do! I tend to go a little overboard but it’s something I really enjoy. 🙂
We also found two four-leaf clover in the yard. Not an unusual occurrence for me. My grandma found them quite regularly – even a five-leaf clover and I do believe she found a six-leaf once. I must have caught her ability because I tend to spot them every once in a while too. This weekend I found two in close proximity to one another!
While taking pictures, I found a little extra something right below the lower part of the house which is one of the reasons we don’t let my little pumpkin play outside in the evenings at the farm. It’s not an unusual thing to find at all and it is no cause for concern. They are just liking the berries up by the house as well as the fruit (plums, apples, pears) in the orchard. It’s just a matter of being aware and knowing. But yes, that is exactly what you think it is. 🙂
Now, we’re home again and today I aim to do as little as possible. I’m just beat. It’s good to just veg and try to quiet the mind. My mind has been whirling at crazy speeds for the last week or so and making it nearly impossible for me to write or even really think. This week, I plan to change all that and get back into a more quiet state of mind – or at the very least – a more relaxed state of mind!
Happy Monday! 😀