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    Time Out-of-Doors

    April 10, 2013 by Brandy Vencel

    There are two nature-y aspects of a Charlotte Mason education. One is formal nature study, which should take place weekly {at least}. The other is simply Time In Nature. Historically, my track record is quite poor at both. Last year, I had a bit of a health crisis that kept me from having many adventures, and one of the things I felt guilty about while I was languishing upon my couch was that my children were cooped up inside more than I would have liked.

    The Mountain View Trail
    What is a hike without lupine?

    Yes, they went outside daily. We purposely bought a house with a larger backyard, and filled it with interesting animals and dirt to dig in. But it wasn’t the same as going on adventures.

    One of my mental goals for the year was to Get Out More. I {mostly} have my stamina back, and I want to make hay while the sun shines, as they say.

    halfway there

    So this past weekend we made the trek over to Wind Wolves.

    And it was beautiful, the perfect morning for hiking, really. We knew it might turn off warm in the afternoon, so we left right after breakfast and milking.

    the view from the top

    Of course, then we had to stop at the grocery store.

    And then the gas station.

    And the coffee place.

    Ahem.

    But still we were there early; we even wore jackets until the hike warmed us up.

    the trek back down
    I couldn’t help but wonder why we don’t do this more often.

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    1 Comment

  • Reply Dawn April 11, 2013 at 11:17 am

    Lupine always reminds me of Miss Rumphius.

    Sounds like a magnificent day. Thanks for sharing.

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