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    Learning to Fly

    The butterflies were born today. They had been in their chrysalises so long we were starting to think they were dead. Have you ever watched a butterfly be born? We did, over breakfast. After this mammoth transformation, they emerge, leaving their old skins behind – […]

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  • Harvest Moon

    This weekend is harvest moon: the full moon closest to the autumn equinox. The time of reaping and celebration of the year’s harvest. Where communities would traditionally come together. Sharing the work, sharing the rewards. Feasting together. Companions, literally people breaking bread together. The bread […]

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  • Do you stop and smell the roses… and then eat them?!

    Roses are red, violets are blue, Both taste divine, So why not try some too! There is nothing more sensual, exotic and heavenly, for me, than the scent of roses… they are my favourite flowers… I have rose scented perfume, deodorant, face cream…putting them on […]

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  • How does your garden grow?

    The weather has been against us gardeners this year. A month of chilly days and bitter winds has burnt the leaves and stalled growth of anything that was planted out. Six packs of seeds direct sown into the ground have produced not a sign of […]

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  • Cultivating Abundance

    Welcome to the May Carnival of Natural Parenting: Growing in the OutdoorsThis post was written for inclusion in the monthly Carnival of Natural Parenting hosted by Code Name: Mama and Hobo Mama. This month our participants have shared how they encourage their children to connect […]

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  • An Eden to call our own

    Welcome to the Earth Day Blog Carnival This post is part of the Earth Day Blog Carnival hosted by Child of the Nature Isle and Monkey Butt Junction. Each participant has shared their practices and insights of earth friendly, environmentally conscious, eco-living. This carnival is […]

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