Monday, February 25, 2008

Monday farm photos

There were lots of vegetable and bee hive photos, but I am feeling aware of how brief our time is here and felt like focusing in on the kids.

Every moment is brilliant when we are aware of how few moments there may be. My family is fine but there have been too many reminders of this truth in the unschooling community over the past few years.

Today, I'm cherishing the moments.

Gillen's ducks have been swimming in a puddle by the road instead of in the baby pool. He lost one because of this last week. So we gave them a bigger pool and he tried to fill the puddle part way with rocks gathered around the farm.
Still plenty of time to just hang...
Jesse magnifying the piece of blue chalk that he found after a fossil dig by the barn. Lately he is back into dinosaurs and talks about wanting to go to Mongolia to look for the bones of Basilasaurus (one of the first whales, apparently).
Carrying a "holy wood staff" that he later whittled, ending up with only a foot long piece of the "wood's core" by the time he was finished. Holy wood? Where did that come from? So interesting, that. I'll have to go on my own dig.


Cami said...

What a great life your boys have! In my mind, you can never have enough "kid" photos. Thanks for the peek into your daily life, you're very fortunate!

Kelly said...

I love the picture of Gillen on the tire swing!

How do you get your pictures where you want them on this blog? Is the only way to go into edit, try to find your picture in all that mumbo jumbo and cut and paste it?


Sara said...

Great camera work!

Rachel said...

Such a nice post and reminder to appreciate every moment. Lovely photos, makes me want to get outside and enjoy the spring. Oh, but wait, it snowed again last night. Still, we're enjoying our time cuddled up together on the couch. :)

I love that I came to your blog and got to hear Falling Slowly, a song that has been playing constantly in my CD player for weeks (and in my head too!). Weren't they so very sweet on the Oscars? I just love that Marketa got to come back and make her speech after all. Is that unprecedented? It was such a nice sentiment too. Ah, love. Ah, life. So good.

Angie said...

Love your farm photos, although it makes me want spring so much I could scream.

I'm looking forward to the day when I can post pictures of something other than white snow.

Enjoy your farming conference and congratulations to your MIL.

Madeline said...

Yes Rachel! I loved those two so much - their innocence and her acceptance speech, giving the shout out to other struggling passionate artists. They reminded me of Matt Damon and Ben Affleck when they won for their screenplay.

Kelly, I just move stuff around once it's uploaded, so yes, it is just cutting and pasting. maybe getting a new browser would help? It gave me more options in blogger.

Showing us outside in Feb. is part of my conspiracy to get everyone to move south.

Erikka said...

hey there. is this your farm? it is beautiful.