Get out on a winter nature walk and collect some conifer needles to bring back to your kitchen. Conifer needles are a great defence and remedy against those pesky respiratory colds that creep up during the winter months. I got in touch with wild edibles expert Laura Reeves of Prairie Shore Botanicals to get the low-down on some common… Continue reading healing pine + spruce tea
Building shelters in the yard as we learn about various types of shelters like straw bale and adobe. Winter fires out back, ice skating, homeschool co-op puppet-show planning and eating good food, rooting for our high school basketball all-star. Quiet times with tea and work, reading together, learning together, stories about being a babe in arms in a rocking… Continue reading lately…
Next time you head into the woods or a nearby park for a nature walk, (check out this post for ideas for your walk) bring a pail or pouch and collect some conifer cones to bring back to your craft table. Below is one of the many crafts you can create with your littles in… Continue reading Confier & Beeswax Fire Starters
out at the grand marsh & beach. sledding on dunes blanketed in sun-drenched snow.
It’s tempting to burrow into our cozy homes and tuck nature walks away until spring arrives – but there is a lot to explore and learn about in this magical season! When dressed properly with a few ideas up our down-filled sleeves, nature walks in winter are a warm and rich activity – mittens, cocoa, the smell of pine… Continue reading Winter Nature Walks: Conifers
Every now and then, as I look at our Christmas tree, I feel a pang of guilt for cutting down a live tree. It kind of makes me feel how I imagine I’d feel with a trophy deer’s head on my wall. And then I remember that this tree was grown lovingly by local farmers,… Continue reading a tree and community