Dancing and Daisy chains

Poor big one got bitten by a jumping jack ant picking cape weed daisies when we were creating these delights, they really sting. A bracelet for the middle one and a daisy wreath for the little one.  Then she danced and danced like a fairy. Slow holiday camping pleasures.

September Celebration

We had the longest, hottest, nastiest summer ever this year.  It was just endless.  But September?  It has been the perfect month.  We have had an entire month of sunny skies and temperatures in the 70's and low 80's.  It just doesn't get any better!  So to celebrate the last day of a gorgeous month we stopped by our local carry-out-only hamburger joint and took a picnic to the park.
And then we just played.
Well, played and struck cheesy poses for the camera.
And Mom didn't enforce the usual school rules, so going down the slide head-first was acceptable.  And way more fun.
Rachel the Determined (or Rachel the Daredevil) insisted on going up the 7 foot tall climbing wall by herself.  And did.
Eventually things got kind of silly, with lots of giggling and sitting on each other.
But it was the perfect way to end a beautiful month.  Goodbye, September! 

{this moment}

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Michaelmas is a festival that marks the turning of the seasons for us as well as it is a celebration of strength, goodness and courage. Inspired by Christiane Kutiks Jahreszeitenbuch we made a large bread decorated with a sword representing the story of Michael and his fight against the dragon.

Spring vegetables and smiles

 Watermelon raddish

 Carrots and beetroot

 Asparagus, sweet and crunchy, even good raw



 Cabbage, rhubarb, celery, silverbeet

 beds waiting there summer seeds, Sam likes this warm spot

 we've started eating the first of the snow peas

 red onions are starting to swell

 Aw, I love how much he's loving her there

She makes me laugh