“Adopt the pace of nature: her secret is patience.”
― Ralph Waldo Emerson
A rare moment this week where the sun poked through the trees, and the children started to branch out from the tipi to explore. On Tuesday, our ever patient Lois stood by and supported the children as they clambered over our 'puzzle logs' a jumble that while it tests their agility now, will be no problem in a few months!
'There's a spider is on the wall, on the wall...' One of favourite things about Nature School is hearing spontaneous song erupt, and these kids are sure enthusiastic about songs!
A lesson in wild edibles--definitely do not eat the white ones. The red rosehips, however, have yummy and nutritious parts! As you can see from the skeptical faces, there were no takers this time around. The best time to try them is late fall when they're soft and juicy, so we'll try again next year!
Our pace slowed down a bit this week, as we put away the sleds--our hill was getting very fast! Instead, the kids enjoyed looking at snow with magnifying glasses, on the hunt for beautiful crystals. In the drizzly moments, we spent some time drawing, talking and relaxing in the tipi.
Four-footed critters is the forest...we are fortunate to have a game-camera near the tipi, and every so often can look through the pictures to see if it captured any visitors. We've seen tracks of raccoon, birds and deer, so far!
See you next week, wolf cubs!