"If a child is to keep alive his inborn sense of wonder, he needs the companionship of at least one adult who can share it, rediscovering with him the joy, excitement and mystery of the world we live in." Rachel Carson
Recently I have been spending a lot of time just sitting among the plants in the gardens with the kids. It is a blast to sit inches away from a honey bee while he works over a flower, his legs heavy with pollen. We have also noticed new members of the bird community around our home, most notably a few gnat catchers and a female hummingbird. Everything from lime green spiders in the apple trees to dragon flies sunning themselves by the garlic beds, butterflies flirting in a dizzy spiral flight above the bush beans and robins guarding their nest in the gnarled branches of shade trees,it is a curious and beautiful world taking place all around us if we only take a moment to notice it all.
Tobias Whitaker blogs for Mother Earth News and Grit Magazine. Click on the Mother Earth News logo at the bottom of the page for all of his post. You can also find him on Facebook at Seed To Harvest: Bossy Hen Homestead https://www.facebook.com/seedtoharvestbossyhenhomestead/ which is a central location for his homesteading blogs and his homeschooling blog, A Mile In Her Shoes: Tales Of A Stay-At Home Dad found here https://amileinhershoestalesofastayathomedad.wordpress.com/