April just flew by, Its still cold and were still making wood fires at night but spring is here and we are so glad to not e cooped up. Here are some photos from my attempt to take a picture everyday for my year-in-pictures project for my family.
Our sauerkraut finished fermenting and is so good! I've eaten it almost everyday since.
These two made a mini meal completely cooked with mini pans on the wood stove, used mini tea set and ate with tiny toothpicks.
Coltsfoot, my favorite spring flower because its the first to appear... while everything is still brown these pretty little yellow sunshines appear!
Baby rabbits were born this beginning of this month!
I love to see this! Big sister helping little brother to ride his bike!
What did they catch?!!
The most fun these two have had on the trampoline in a long time!
We celebrated Dada's birthday this month...
I love when the bikes come out,
....especially loved spending some time learning how to make a panning photo of one of my favorite subjects for fun.
It was tricky!
For Easter this year we did a passover meal with our homeschool group and prepared homemade Matzah, it was so good!
And the best lamb I've ever roasted and tasted on Easter Sunday!
Our baby rabbits have grown so much since the beginning of the month.
And last but not least, Wonderful Husband built this pergola for me the end of the month so I can grow grapes.
May is now here, as spring really comes to Maine, let the planting begin.
What are your favorite spring activities?
The past two weeks have been rough with the exception of the first part of the week of the 20th. We had good half week of school; we started a batch of saurekraut, spent time outside, rekindled the love of chess, even did a still life art class. At that point they all began dropping like flies one at a time. There has been this 5 day fever going around, not sure if thats what you would call it but it's been consistently 5 days for each member of my family. I have served up many rounds of chicken soup these last few weeks. We are STILL going through it, with my littlest!! I am praying it passes over me, still haven't got it. We'll see.
So there wasn't much to take pictures of being cooped up in this house. Poor kids have to have a camera in their face all the time, let alone when they are sick. I have had to learn to become very stealthy... For instance; The art class photo (3rd one down), was me holding the camera at waste level, talking to them, acting like I'm not up to anything. I accidentally got my daughter's head stuck in the chimney of the oil lamp, but oh well. I think its bizarrely funny.
I am worn out and keeping track of which days go with which number on this 365 day thing is annoying. I've decided to change the the way I do this, I will still do my best to take a photo every day, but instead of worrying about days, I 'm going to worry about weeks and months, maybe I'll post every 2 weeks maybe once a month we'll see.
Today we went for a walk in the woods there is still over 2 feet of snow in some places, its supposed to snow tomorrow. I know that Spring is coming eventually and we will all feel better soon, hopefully sooner than later. Tomorrow we get to check on our sauerkraut to see if it is ready, I sure hope so!
Its been a month, I really have enjoyed this project of the attempt of taking a picture everyday for the year. You will see I haven't done it very consistently the last month, I have missed days at a time and even a whole week. I am however still glad I challenged myself to do this, I have still be picking up my camera up for my family much more than I have had the last few years. By challenging myself, I have able to preserve some great memories.
I think our month has focused a lot around food. I have been enjoying cooking a lot this month and I love so much when our family comes together around a meal, whether to make it or to eat it. We have a lot of fun, I hope this post doesn't make you too hungry !
We love having a big meal on the weekend together after daddy has worked so hard all week.
I cant get over the fact that i have a little mini me, she's my partner through and through!
Irish soda bread is a very important tradition in our home, as I made my first loaf when I was engaged to my husband. It was a present for him, we were living in different states, I went to visit on St Patricks Day, I'm not Irish but wanted to impress my very zealous Irishman, when it was time for me to return home I left him a loaf of Irish soda bread to enjoy. I try to make it every year, I have changed the recipe a little; when I can't get currents, I use chopped dates instead. Also I now make a Downeast version for my children who dont care for dates, but prefer blueberries instead.
I hope to be able to continue this little personal challenge the hardest part is taking time to organize and share the photos, but it also keeps me going and forces me to organize them all. Spring is on its way, and we will be even more busy with gardening and canning, and finishing up homeschooling....never mind weddings! looking forward to a lot of wedding this year!
My personal project of taking a picture every day for a year is going well, this last week ai missed a few days but thats okay It was bound to happen. These last two weeks we got more snowfall combined than any previous winter we can remember, we are up to our necks in snow and we are waiting for spring. Lots of Homeschooling and snow playing with a birthday and a Valentines Day party these pass two weeks.
She is the bunny whisperer and he loves his "mommy."
We like big breakfasts and reading aloud stories theres a lot of that around here.
I little green to break up all of the white... I need lots of color in winter.
Nachos and Valentine card making chaos!
My rabbit lover girl made such a creative box for her Valentines! We had a super fun party with all of our homeschooling buddies! Its always so fun to get together and see what everyone comes up with.
I love the full moon in the winter. I had to go out and see If I could capture the light and shadows on the snow. This was handheld with my ISO's at 5000, f2.8, 1/5. It took a few tries, not too many came out, focusing was hard, but I got this little gem; a fun little latenight adventure. This was not quite the 42nd day as it was before midnight but who's keeping track anyway?!
My Baby turned 14! we had a big breakfast instead of our usual big dinner since it was on a Monday and was a snow day that day.
My boys are becoming men this year as they shovel and bring in wood all the time, its so great to witness.
So much snow!!!
Have a nice next few weeksas we get closer to March and closer to spring!
Yay, I made it a whole month! What is that about if you do something for 28 days it becomes a habit? Well I still have to purposely pick up my camera everyday, but it is getting easier to remember to do so. Trying to make it interesting from one day to the next is the challenge!
Big sister helping little sister finish her nature house project with a miniature brick path.
I set up the camera to take a self portrait of motherhood...a daily occurrence me reading to the kids, we are currently reading the Green Ember, a nice engaging rabbit adventure story.
Our Birthday Girl! I am naughty and forgot candles...good thing I had two random "8" candles found in the junk drawer...perfect 8x2 =16
When a friend comes to visit it is always a great opportunity to introduce them to our bunnies.
This was exciting! We were expecting this for her for Christmas, she was so happy to receive an autographed record from her favorite band.
These nectarines were so beautiful, I have never seen any citrus fruit with leaves in the grocery store, I was amazed but the contrast of colors and had to buy them. After I brought them home, I just wanted to stare at them, not letting anyone eat them for a few days so I could enjoy them.
A great by product of our citrus fruits, peel candy. The color was lovely in the morning light.
And last but not least, The daily chore of bringing in the wood....
Heres to another week of chores ahead of us :).
Aura Moore has a passion for telling stories through photography and loves capturing real emotion in the moments of life, the special special and the mundane...memories to last a lifetime.