Wonder in the Woods

Living and Learning in the Pacific Northwest

Grama’s Garden

It’s the time of year when I think about planting and gardening and this year I’m doing it!  I’m wishing for winter to be over and for everything to bloom … Continue reading

March 8, 2013 · 7 Comments

Spring Planting

This is our first year to have an early spring garden.  The raised bed Square Foot Garden worked so well last year and was easy to prepare again this year.   … Continue reading

March 6, 2013 · 4 Comments

Daffodil Spring

Every year I am happy to see the daffodils bloom. This means spring in the Willamette Valley.  We got a load of bark mulch today and started with the flower … Continue reading

March 2, 2013 · 1 Comment

Hoppy Hops

We have a bucketful of hops and more to pick.

September 21, 2012 · 2 Comments

Growing Hydrangeas

I cut this bush way back last winter.  It needed it.  Now it is not blooming but I see a few tiny flower buds. This bush will get a few … Continue reading

June 22, 2012 · Leave a comment

First Pick of the Season

First Pick of the Season, a set on Flickr. Chandler is so happy to have something to pick. He talked excitedly as he told me everything he sees in the … Continue reading

June 17, 2012 · 1 Comment

Mother’s Day Project

I hope you all had a wonderful Mother’s Day!  This is my Mother’s Day present from Kelly.  We are both tired and stiff today but it is worth it!  We … Continue reading

May 9, 2011 · 4 Comments

Our Hammock – Outdoor Monday

Chandler and I enjoyed the hammock for Outdoor Monday and Hunter went to Grama’s house to help her in the garden.  I love the hammock on a warm, breezy day.  We watched the … Continue reading

August 24, 2010 · Leave a comment

Good Brown Earth

We found this adorable book called, “And the Good Brown Earth” by Kathy Henderson.  I bought it for Chandler but Hunter and I like it too.   The book shows the seasons and life cycle … Continue reading

June 4, 2010 · 3 Comments

Garden and Fruit Trees

Rosina at Rosy~Posy asked about our garden.  The last time I posted about the garden, we were tilling the ground.  I love freshly tilled earth.  It is so fresh and new and … Continue reading

May 24, 2010 · 4 Comments

Backyard Homestead

…for, lo, the eternal and sovereign luminous space, where rule the unnumbered stars, is the air we breathe in and the air we breathe out. And in the moment betwixt … Continue reading

May 8, 2010 · 19 Comments

Plum Tree

Our plum tree is too tall and we cannot reach the plums.  They end up making a huge mess on the ground.   The kids and I have a hold … Continue reading

March 18, 2010 · Leave a comment

Imperfectly Perfect

When I read Charlotte Mason, I love her ideas.  Charlotte’s words are peppered with “should” and “perfect.”  I’m not good at perfect. If we compare Charlotte Mason to Martha Stewart then I am more … Continue reading

February 23, 2010 · 7 Comments



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