Sunday, May 4, 2008


"The dugout in the weeds or leaves beneath a backyard willow, the rivulet of a seasonal creek, even the ditch between a front yard and the road - all of these places are entire universes to a young child." - Last Child in the Woods

We wrapped up this lovely weekend with a birthday party at The Children's Peace Garden (next to, and a part of, the Community Garden in Boulder.) The kids donned bee suits and went to the hives to gather honey, planted seeds and tasted lots of different herbs and vegetables, and dug around in the dirt in search of worms. It was a fitting end to a weekend filled with fresh air and sunshine. Paul and I noted that the kids had not had a single fight all weekend.

While on my run this morning, I noticed a falling apart shack on the trail. I think we'll head over there some time this week, just to poke around and explore.

Last year I enjoyed the Eat Local Challenge and this year's is coming up on June 1. The Eat Local Summer Challenge asks that you prepare one meal a week from entirely local foods (spices and oils are exceptions.) I joined this group back in September and have been striving to eat local as much as possible. Summer is so easy with the bountiful Farmer's Markets here in Boulder. We are so lucky to live in such a rich, thriving locavore community. The challenge doesn't officially start til June 1, but our dinner tonight was 100% local (spices and oils excepted.) Sauteed mushrooms on toast (Colorado flour!) and baby beets with greens, fresh from yesterday's market. Mmm!

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