Here in Ontario we enjoyed a public holiday today, Daddy got to stay home with us and enjoy Family Day. Of course, because we are a real family and not picture perfect, we had moments in the day that were annoying, loud, messy and not what we’d hoped for. But as I review the day’s photo’s I see a delicious breakfast made with love and Daddy expertise, time to take a warm bath filled with the goodness of oats and herbs. I see the children set free on our land to investigate the trees, find appropriate sticks for walking with, shoveling and just exploring alongside their Mum and Dad.
Under the big sky, that just seemed to get bluer as the afternoon wore on, I felt my frustrations and scratchiness slip away. The frigid wind made all our cheeks red as we stomped around, exploring corners we haven’t seen yet. Laying out plans for our future. Driving away is always the hardest part of visiting our ‘place’ but I am sustained by the knowledge that this time next year, we’ll be living in this beautiful spot, planning a growing season. In the meantime I hold onto the memories of cold air on my face, endless space to stretch out in and the bluest of blue sky. All 95 acres of it.