Horsing Around with Nature Noodles

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It’s nature week at my camp right now and who shows up at the lake today other than a girl with a horse. The young girl was great, she let all my camp kids feed and pet her horse Phantom. The children were just so engaged and in love with this horse, it was awesome to watch.

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I really love the location of my summer camp. The most random things happen. For example, while I was sitting on the beach today a snake just came slithering up beside me and scared the crapola out of me. This was snake numero two of the day, yuck!!

After the outdoor adventures the kiddos and I went back to camp and made nature noodles (green food coloured spaghetti).

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Last year I started the tradition of wacky spaghetti day with the camp kiddos. You eat spaghetti with anything other than a fork, knife or spoon. Of course the children love this idea, it’s so messy!

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My daughter is a seasoned pro, we have wacky spaghetti nights at home sometimes. So she goes for the utensils with some grip.

Loving summer days at camp, a little sad it’s almost over!

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Summer Camp Exploring

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We went exploring at camp today! It was a lot of fun and it got the children all pumped up. A day in nature is just what this momma needed!

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The kiddos in my camp love bugs, snakes, tadpoles, fish… anything that moves really. So they were really excited to find a bunch of fish in the stream. They took advantage of our bug nets to catch and release.

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As a young child I NEVER would have touched any of these little critters. If you can’t beat them though join them. I held a little floppy fish and I lived to tell the tail.

Kinder Gardening – Doing the Bees Work

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My school age/kinders grew these lovely cucumber plants from seed. They have been patiently watching them grow and blossom.

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They’ve also been doing the bees work by pollinating them using a little fluffy paint brush.

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When we returned to the classroom this morning we found baby cucumbers!! My children were so excited to see these baby cucumbers, they are so proud of themselves.

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With the help of the self watering wick system, we are able to leave for the weekend and return on Monday to see healthy thriving plants. I feel like the children have loved and learned from this experience! I personally can’t wait to see even more growth.

In this barn

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In this barn I learned so much about life. I became friends with the cows that lived within its walls. I learned that a farmers life consists of a lot of time and hard work. Most importantly I spent a lot of time reflecting on my own life inside of this barn.

I am thankful to have had the experience of living on a farm. It was definetly humbling. It’s something I will never forget. I wish my own children could have the same experience.

Unfortunately, this old barn is no longer housing cattle. It’s been beaten up by snow storms and wind storms. It’s showing its many years of neglect. As sad as it is to see this barn waste away, I choose to cherish and appreciate every moment I spent in this barn growing up.

Reliving a moment

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Captured this little gem at my cityscape sanctuary. I’m really considering looking into photography. I absolutely love looking at photographs and reliving the moment. Wouldn’t it be nice to have a hobby that is just for me? I focus so much of my energy on my children and work that I feel that I’ve lost a little part of myself. Photography might just be a good hobby to help me reconnect with myself.

365 Grateful – Escape

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My cityscape sanctuary. Found this beautiful trail on the water where the turtles sun with their babies. I’m grateful to have had such a nice place to go while I lived in the city. Looking forward to my first spring/summer living in a small artistic cutsie country town.