While we were in Cornwall we walked across a field to Brad’s Aunt Nan and Uncle John’s house. Remember Aunt Nan’s shadow box art that I mentioned here? Turns out she loves to make paintings as well as sculptures out of gourds (so many gourds!). She even creates giant chocolate chip cookies, fried eggs and slippers by felting wool. The kids loved exploring her art and yoga studio (created from a chicken coop) and had even more fun using the dog door near the front entrance!
Archive for the ‘Cornwall’ Category
Posted in Beautiful Things, Cornwall, Parenting, tagged autumn, basket, cats, children, Cornwall Connecticut, country, country home, fall, kids and pets, kittens, leaves, outdoors, parenting on October 23, 2013 | Leave a Comment »
While they still do not yet have names, it was fun to welcome 2 new little kittens to the Cornwall house. Brad picked them out and loves them to bits… two sweet little sisters who entertained the kids for a good part of the weekend. I’m just glad the kids know to be gentle with them because the cats were easily wiped out – perhaps by all the new stimulation? We are still pitching names… know of any good ones?
Posted in Beautiful Things, Cornwall, Parenting, Travel, tagged apples, autumn, cabin, children, Connecticut, fire wood, foliage, gleaning, kids, kittens, leaves, nature, parenting, pears, picking, season change, West Cornwall, woods on October 22, 2013 | 1 Comment »
Busy week. Lots of photos to post – and not a lot of time to write! So I’ll leave us with these photos of leaves turning, apples and pears falling, kids picking, and new kittens frolicking in the yard at Cornwall. Lots of chopping and stacking wood for the coming cold months (and for more s’mores!)
Posted in Beautiful Things, Cooking, Cornwall, Holidays, Parenting, Rainy days, Travel, tagged children, cooking, Cornwall CT, end of summer, figs, fishing, fun, grilling, kids, Labor Day, lake, paella, rain on September 9, 2013 | 1 Comment »
End of the summer, trying to play on the lake in the rain, Loren created a humongous paella, fishing, figs from Megan’s yard, and Zoe cannot seem to take her mind off that nest swing. She wants to swing in it all day! Her feet hanging out of the front… slays me. The level of cuteness is ridiculous.
Posted in Cornwall, Crafting, Holidays, Parenting, Travel, tagged amusement park, animals, books, calf, children, cows, end of summer, flowers, Goshen Fair, kids, Labor Day, Laura Ingalls Wilder, Little House on the Prairie series, livestock, parenting, peonies, quilts, rides, State Fair, The Farmer Boy on September 6, 2013 | Leave a Comment »
We went back to the Goshen Fair again, and this year Zoe was even big enough to stand on the stool at the potter’s station. (A few years ago she was asleep on my back while Ezra watched Reggie the Potter’s booth churn out some great little trinkets.) Lots of prize winning photos, flowers, giant pumpkins and of course.. the rides. We even met a 2 day old calf and Ezra seemed appalled that its mother wasn’t nearby!
Ezra is right now finishing up the book ‘The Farmer Boy’ by Laura Ingalls Wilder (thanks grandma!) and there’s a whole chapter on milk-fed pumpkins and winning ribbons for the best flowers, fruit and veggies. Ezra loved being able to step into a real state/county fair after reading about it.
Easy to tell by Ezra, Zoe, Isaac, Jane and Bradford’s expressions that this tradition will definitely be missed…
Ahh summer, why can’t you last forever?
Well it took days of tossing-rope-into-the-air until it finally went over a branch ..
Posted in Beautiful Things, Cornwall, Food Adventures, Parenting, Travel, tagged building, butterflies, children, Connecticut, Cornwall, diving, exercise, kids, lake, outdoors, parenting, prizes, sand, sports, summer, toddlers, water on August 12, 2013 | Leave a Comment »
I haven’t seen much of the ocean this summer, but the kids have been getting their fill of the lake. I had no idea that there was a Water Sport weekend here in the month of August – it was such fun. A slip and slide, cannon ball diving contests, sand castle building, and scavenger hunts for coins that you later turn in for prizes. And my favorite part: lakeside dinners.