I think I seem to start the blog the same way each time, with me stating that I've been meaning to sit down and write but that I am finding it difficult to find the time and energy to do so these days. This is mainly because our days are just way too busy and by the time Sebastian is in bed for the night, albeit before 7:30 p.m. on most nights, I'm either running out to run some errands and/or spending some quiet time with Jamie and blogging just isn't on my top list of priorities.
This past month we've been busy planning our new garden. We had some veggies in containers in Toronto on the back deck but we never ventured into planting a vegetable garden as our yard was a) mostly shade and b) I was never convinced the soil was safe. So now that we have the space we've plotted out a 5x10 space and have started some seedlings indoors. So far we've planted the pumpkin, peas and peppers. This upcoming weekend we'll be starting the beans and tomatoes and shortly thereafter the carrots, lettuce and numerous herbs will be started. Sebastian has always helped us with the gardening at our old home so having him assist us build the garden and plant the seeds really isn't anything new. But I am looking forward to being able to share the experience of harvesting our vegetables with him. Along with the garden we also purchased a share at the Ignatius Farm CSA. Every Friday I plan on heading out with Seb to the farm to pick up our veggies. They also have opportunities for share members to help in the crops, which will be perfect for Sebastian to experience.
Planting our pumpkin seeds
It's also that time of year when the trees are being tapped for maple syrup. Last year we went to a sugar bush in the Niagara area with my sister and family and this year we were lucky enough to actually assist with tree tapping at a farm in Floradale ON. Papa helps out at this farm so we had decided to go and visit with him one Saturday so that Sebastian could see the animals. And it just so happened that when we arrived everyone was in the bush beginning to tap the trees so we headed on out and gave them a hand. After having a quick warm up we went into the barn with Papa where Jamie and I were able to feed two lambs (Sebastian did not want to feed the lambs). Sebastian took a liking to one of the lambs and continued talking about him throughout the week! I must say, it's so nice having such a great Papa who helps us give Sebastian these experiences.
Sebastian with his favourite lamb
And other than that, along with our weekly scheduled programs, the simplest of things, such as writing with chalk on a driveway, playing in the backyard and exploring the walking paths behind our house is how we spend our days. I couldn't ask for anything more.
Exploring with friends