This weekend, we celebrated Father’s Day and my mother’s 60th birthday. Anderson and I went with his grammy and papa to visit a little slice of heaven today: Mayfair Farm in Harrisville, NH. This sustainable farm has tons of treasures, such as a greenhouse full of veggies, orchards, strawberries (almost ready to pick!), piglets, cows, sheep, and today’s favorite by far: very free range chickens. By free range, I mean they run wherever they please – as all chickens should.
This is the last–and lightest–of my four suggestions this week. Dreaming of Wildflowers on the Kripalu blog, Thrive http://kripalu.org/blog/thrive/2014/02/25/dreaming-of-wildflowers/ Kripalu’s Thrive blog is one of my very favorite blogs now and I recommend it to everyone, not just yoga lovers. This brief post, which happens to be a video called “Dreaming of Wildflowers” features Kripalu landscaper, Kevin “Moose” Foran’s description of his planned transformation of the Kripalu grounds. 65 years ago, the property was primarily lawn, which needed to be mowed. Each year since, he has turned a few acres into wildflower meadows, resulting in now only 25 acres that need to be mowed, thereby creating ecosystems and lowering carbon emissions. He describes the land as an “open canvas.” Lets all be happy that February is over because the month of March brings something that will make those of us who have been utterly worn out by this winter breathe a sigh of relief: the first day of spring.
The 10th of the month hasn’t been cooperative the last few months, so what a joy when the 10th of August happened to fall on a day when Anderson and I decided to hop in the car to meet Grammy and Papa in Ogunquit, ME. Ogunquit has so many good memories for us. The first real “weekend away” for Chris and I happened to be in Ogunquit eight years ago. It is a beautiful place with the Marginal Way walk and Perkins Cove and the BEST coffee shop on the planet. Where else on earth can you have a really great cup of coffee while sitting on the beach? So, here is our little day in Ogunquit on the 10th of August. For more information about Ten on Ten, visit my inaugural Ten on Ten post or the creator of Ten on Ten, Rebekah Gough. It was a good day. Related articles Traveling to Ogunquit, Maine (livinglifejoyfully.wordpress.com) The Leaning Tree in Ogunquit, Maine (iseebeautyallaround.com)