We can attempt to teach the things that one might imagine the earth would teach us: silence, humility, holiness, connectedness, courtesy, beauty, celebration, giving, restoration, obligation and wildness.
David Orr from "Earth in Mind"

Jan 10, 2008

What we've been up to

We've been having a bit of a heat wave here in Vermont. Last week it was all subzero and snow this week it's been in the fifties and sixties for the last few days. While I love the cold and the snow we did take advantage of the weather for some hiking on our favorite rail trail.
Things have been changing a lot around here, Kevin is starting to see patients which means there is more time that Alder's in the shop (we're still figuring out what to do thats quiet). It also seems that suddenly Alder is understanding tons of things. While he isn't saying a lot he can do almost anything you asked him to. He has gotten in the habit of handing us his boots and jacket when he want to go out and he can find things that he put down the day before. Oh yeah he's beginning to really enjoy looking through books (this being the boy who used to think that books were just skinny blocks to build with).


My name is Stacie. said...

We too experienced the recent heat wave, and did a lot of hiking. Looks like it's back to winter now!

*camerashymomma* said...

is this part of the Rails to Trails? turning old 'abandoned' train tracks into hiking trails? i have an old sticker on an old trunk somewhere, this reminded me of it.

julia said...

The little guy has taste ! Isn't that 'the very hungry caterpillar' ?