Saturday, September 13, 2014

On the farm

We recently went to a local farm to meet some animals and assisted in feeding and watering them. 

 This is a baby miniature pony. It was the size of a large stuffed animal, only this guy was real and oh so cute!
You don't normally find camels on farms, but this farm doubles as a petting zoo, so they have a few unconventional animals they've rescued along the way. 

We held bunnies and scratched goats behind their ears.  We fed snakes, lizards, guinea pigs, and chickens. We pet cows, horses, pigs and donkeys.  It was so much fun.  It was like being at the county fair, minus the crowds and funnel cake. 

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Mr. Bumps

 Every once in a while we like to re-vamp Mr. Bumps' habitat.  It makes things a bit more interesting for him and he always seems to enjoy exploring the new landscape.

 We also let him wander around the yard as well to stretch his legs and explore the great wide world.

Mr. Bumps will be 4 this fall.  What a handsome fella he is!

Saturday, September 6, 2014

Old Ruins

It's always good to take advantage of a sunny afternoon.  We decided to spend this one exploring Murphy's Farm which is part of Harper's Ferry National Historical Park.

I wonder what it was like to live here.  

The old fencing style along a field is such a pretty sight. I can just imagine a herd of cattle grazing leisurely here and a little girl running with a handful of wildflowers.

Tuesday, September 2, 2014


Twelve times around the sun. Twelve years of exploring, learning, and developing into this creature I see before my eyes.  My little Thoreau. He may have outgrown riding on my shoulders and cuddling in my lap, but he will never outgrow my heart. I've learned more about myself through him - more than he will ever know.  My heart is full of love for this kid, bursting at the seams in fact. This mamma is one lucky gal to call this kid "my son".

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Around the yard...

Our garden has been producing an amazing amount of squash.

Our little piece of paradise.  There's no place like home!

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

San Francisco, CA

I recently had to work a week in the financial district in San Francisco.  Being in a large city is way outside of my comfort zone.  The amount of traffic, people, towering buildings, and various smells overload my senses.  Since I was working during the day, I only ventured as far as I could walk and always went back to my hotel before dark. It's kind of awkward traveling alone, and while I try to be adventurous, I also have to be smart.  There were a lot of interesting "gardens" and sculptures and so many restaurants to choose from.  I do love all the food choices available in cities.

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Hey there! Let's go for a hike.

This summer has been the strangest I've ever seen.  The weather has been cool and breezy with an autumnal feel.  Normally by the end of summer plants are parched and dry.  This year, August is still full of lush green plants and mushrooms galore.  Take a hike with us and share in our discoveries.

fern forest + stream = perfection

I love these variegated leaves.

Meet: Yoda Bob. We found him mid-hike and spent the rest of the afternoon getting to know him.

This perfect mushroom growing among the moss was a gift, for sure.

These are quite poisonous, known as Jack-O-Lanterns. 

This tiny mushroom forest had an Eco system all it's own.
It's good to be back blogging.  Happy hiking friends!