Monday, March 31, 2014

Four Mile Historic Park, Denver CO

Digging for "gold" in the winterized gold panning station.

The most favorite activity of the day.... Drawing water from the well.

I know it has been nearly a year since I submitted to this space.  It isn't for a lack of adventure.  But I guess time off was what was needed.  The photos are limited on a scout outing with needing to get permissions from every scout parent.  So we'll just make do with my scouts.  We went with Scout S.'s Tiger Den for a Go See it to the Four Mile Historic Park this last Saturday.

We weren't on a specific tour but free ranged around and letting the boys guide the way.  We had a terrific time washing laundry the old fashioned way and I would say drawing water from the well was the highlight of the boy's activities.  If there is anything with water and Tiger Cubs will naturally gravitate there. 

We have been to this place several times before and as such we were able to share some of the things we had learned previous with some of the other boys and those who had been before too had much to share as well.

I will say that my boys (as the Girl Scout was off on her own adventure) are determined to add their own washing equipment to our own back yard but were disappointed when I said we couldn't dig our own well in the backyard.  And as always,  chickens elsewhere are just as fascinating even when you own your own chickens. I doubt we will ever tire of chickens sightings on any of our adventures. In addition to hand washing equipment, We may see some hoops for games and stilts.  And might I add that Tug of war is still a timeless game.

Friday, April 26, 2013

This Moment

Joining in with Soulemama  for: {this moment} - A Friday ritual. A single photo - no words - capturing a moment from the week. A simple, special, extraordinary moment. A moment I want to pause, savor and remember.

Monday, April 22, 2013

The Mysterious Photographer Episodes: #3- The one where Randy the cat... refuses to confide the mystery.

Here is a sampling of the most recent attack of the Mysterious Photographer... I coninue to marvel at the sudden appearances of pictures I did not take. Apparently Randy, the cat, knows who the culprit was this time... but he's not talking.

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

The Mysterious Photographer Episode #2

"So... do you think I look Smegal or Gollum?

So I figured that if someone  were gong to take pictures on my camera that they were at my mercy on what I would do to them.  So here is the story I am going with (based off of looking at these pictures): " Hey!!  Guess who I am!"

This is me Looking Cute!
This is Scouter S. gone C-R-A-Z-Y!
This is Scouter J if his face was melting in an old Black and White Movie.

Friday, April 5, 2013

This Moment

{this moment} - Inspired by Soulemama  A Friday ritual. A single photo - no words - capturing a moment from the week. A simple, special, extraordinary moment. A moment I want to pause, savor and remember.

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Adventures of the Mysterious Photographer Episode # 1

If you are like me, often when you upload the pictures there inevitably seems to be photos I didn't  take.  So begins a new series for you called....................... The Mysterious Photographer Episodes.

Here is the Girl Scout sporting her her own photo session.

And then, all at once, it's spring.

Well... it is getting to be time to start thinking about our upcoming summer adventures.  So let me introduce you to our Theme for 2013 :The 2013 EPIC Summer Adventures.  The kids have been working a fair amount of time on the list.  You will see some repeats, many of the things that we didn't get to do and some new things we have collected over the summer.  So here we are in a mild Colorado winter.  It won't be long till there are buds on our Cottonwood tree in the backyard.  We have tomato plants at about 2 feet that we started from seeds awaiting just after Mother's day to make a full time home in the back yard.  Its getting a bit "planty" (yes, that's a new word Shakespeare) in the house with more seedlings under the grow light.
This year we will add to the blog our adventures in some Suburban Homesteading.  So stay tuned.  Its spring... and this blog is going to start waking soon.