Nature Hike

We are all meant to be naturalists, each to his own degree, and it is inexcusable to live in a world so full of the marvels of the plant and animal life and to care for none of these things. ~Charlotte Mason

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The sun finally showed itself today and brought with it some lovely temperatures. We took school outside to enjoy this first really spring-y day.

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The pigs were loafing about, also enjoying the warm air and sunshine. They don’t have much time left to enjoy it, though! A few of them wandered over to say hello and beg for a snack.

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We hiked down to the bottom of our woods, ostensibly in search of young spring nettles. We never found the nettles – they must not be up yet, as new growth is always a little slow on our north slope – but we found tons of beautiful foliage, moss, and water in the tiny creek bed.

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Water in the creek bed, of course, means mud. So. Much. Mud. The girls were covered head to toe. But the giggles were worth the mess. I guess it’s time to de-winterize that outdoor shower I always tease my husband for building!

One thought on “Nature Hike

  1. Man – an outdoor shower would be awesome!! I’m also torn. I want my kids to play in the mud, but I’m always worried about sending too much mud through the pipes in the house! Of course lots of time when it’s really muddy it’s too cold to use the hose very well. Enjoy that shower!! And the mud. :o)

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