Tuesday, September 26, 2017

September ~ Part II

Sept. 4

Buckhorn State Park











Sept. 5
 "Not back to school" pic from Ayla's first day of 2nd grade and Sylvi's first day of 5th grade (both unschooled) and Cam's last free day before high school (full-time schooled-student for the first time in 6 years).




What a beautiful day for a trail ride and we got back to the stables just as the rain started to fall.

horse treats
candy shop treats
Sept. 6
Cam ~ first day of highschool


 metal + vinegar ~ day 1

from the overgrown garden

 nutters




wild hazelnuts






Sept. 7
hazelnut harvest
Sept. 9



henna + glitter


Mississippi River

We're just over here living a life of quiet, simple adventures ... interspersed with doctor's appointments and farmers' markets, computer games and book learnin'. My house is messy but my heart is full. It's all a work in progress

Friday, September 22, 2017

Sept ~ Part I (Renaissance Faire)

 We started September off with a delightful day trip to the Bristol Renaissance Faire. I had bought discount tickets earlier in the summer and we could no longer be too busy to make it happen because this was the final weekend of the season. It was now or never.
 If you get a chance to attend a renaissance faire, I highly recommend dressing up for the occasion. It adds to the festive experience. We mostly raided our dress-up clothes and old Halloween costumes. I also finally let go of my beloved flip phone and can now attempt "selfies" on a legit smart phone. I know, I'm so behind the times. ;)









 Ayla stopped to chat with the flowers and ferns about what a beautiful day it was


Cam and Sylvia preparing for a fencing duel



 "I wish thee well, Sister Knight"



the victor

 Ayla and the elf enjoyed making silly faces at each other

 We cheered on the jousters



The Barely Balanced Trio was our favorite act of the day

We ended the faire with a drum circle dance in the rain

We left muddy and breathless from giggles with a long drive ahead of us. Definitely worth it.