October 24, 2013

Into the woods again

Thank goodness for autumn! Now that the horrible, blood sucking mosquitos, black flies, medium sized biting flies, annoying flies that swarm in your face and other assorted nasty insects are GONE for the year, we can enjoy our lovely forest (: When we ventured out yesterday, the lambs came too. They were frightened in the woods (obviously) but I couldn't trick them into staying behind. In the end, we came back to the house and barnyard, waited until they were happily munching away, snuck out of view and then took a different route into the woods and got away without being followed (:

What I love the most about my nature walks with the little ones is the way in which they are transformed and quite honestly, blissed out for lack of a better term. The effect of the woods is amazingly apparent in Jude who tends to be a fiery, passionate being at the best of times, but place him in the forest and he's going on and on about how pretty the trees are and how lovely the smells are and how wonderful the quiet is, and then he'll tell me he loves me, sweet little guy, and I know this is his way of thanking me for giving him such a spirit-happy gift as a walk in our woods (:

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