Friday, November 19, 2010

Ewe Bet Ranch

What an amazing day this was. The tribe headed out to the sheep ranch with the Naturally Parenting group in Loveland. Teresa at the ranch is so wonderful. She just opens her ranch to us and gave us a tour of the sheep, horses and Lama. She talks so well with the kids and educating them about the animals and us adults. We got to trek through the poop and really get out to where the sheep are kept.

Here is the Lovely Teresa Beemer of Ewe Bet Ranch
There were a lot of us and parking was starting to be moved down the road some.
More coming.
Teresa starting our tour. So was so awesome she let the kiddos climb up on the fence.

It was a really lovely day. But a bit more than half way through the visit the wind did start to kick up some. Well a lot

Always love to show off the dad's that come out with us for the day. This is a tribe for the whole family ALWAYS!

The Sheep

Having some fun exploring

The chickens, though they were a bit freaked out!

Look at that one, coming around to see if all is clear!
Going inside to see what you do with the wool of the sheep. Everyone got some wool to feel and have, Teresa was showing the kids about spinning and making yarn. It was so neat she was so good with the kids and many seemed very interested in what she was doing

Talk about the sheep and wool. Picture a bit out of order but i have no idea how to move them around.
Those who wanted stayed and had lunch in the barn, we talked bought and had a really good time. Teresa we thank you so much for opening up your home to us, share your stories about you life and your family. It made everything so very special. I am so grateful to have these opportunities in our community and people willing to do this for our tribe.
She's going to spin herself some yarn.
Good bye,
Hugs and happy trails, Angela and the sweet Ellie

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Rolland Moore/ Faery making day!!!

To see how to make these sweet fairies click below!
ones that I made before the day.
OOOOh it was a cold one and putting it in perspective probably not as cold as it will get but our bodies need to climatize for the up coming winter so it was chilly... but, still a great day out.

The kiddos where off exploring where they could. I love this walk there are so many fun places to explore and find. This is close to our home and one we do very regularly.

So the kids found this long that needed to come with us, so with lots of team work brought it all the way to where we were going to stop. I could probably guess it kept them warm.

Some of our sweet young ones keeping warm.

Having fun making the faeries. They are sweetly handcrafted out of all nature items. Most where collected prior to today. I unfortunatly have no pictures of the finished ones but they are so undeniably fun to create and are adorable...

Can you say "Soup" having some warm soup

The kids played and played in the fun spot and explored. Yes, they were climbing all around water. They built there own bridge out of the log they carried and just had a blast hiding and laughing. as us Mama's and yes, papa crafted.

and of course at the very end they were ready to make some faeries. This was a fabulous day.

and then off running again, good-bye,

hugs and happy trails,


Sunday, November 7, 2010

Play Again at the Environmental Film Festival Golden Co

Our trip to the Environmental film festival in Golden to watch the movie Play Again was lovely. Of course the irony was something like high 70 degrees and we are going inside. But, I can cut us some slack for what we were watching.

Enjoy some lovely fresh air and the beautiful views before the movie.

I thought was totally cool they brought their kids to watch for the family viewing.

The Tribe with Meg Merill, The Producer, whom was really nice and so down to earth it was a real treat to talk with her.
The panel discussion after the show. It was really interesting to listen to the kids and their screen time daily. The panel for the most part where kids that either themselves or the parents made sure they regulated their screen time. I want my children as they grow older to have the want to be outside just to be outside. Wanting to go for a bike ride to nowhere! I want to bring back the way we grew up. The movie was manly about the amount of screen time children today of all ages are watching, either texting, video games, tv, computer for pleasure and homework. It is astounding how many hours a day this is. On average anywhere from 5-12 hours. And, the saddning thing is how the lack of interaction kids are having with nature and their own families.

Watching the movie made me feel so many different feelings. I am not going to go to much more into the movie but I want to say it did give me hope of course that these films are being made to bring awareness. Nature is free, beautiful, creates healthy happy feelings.

So then it got me thinking of my screen time and really it is to much. Evaluating how much time I spend on the computer because I watch maybe 4 hours of TV a week so it is all computer time. I decided for now to give up Facebook until early January and then see where I am at. For the people who truly mean something to me I will see you and we can of course email.

If you haven't seen the movie find a way it is brilliant, inspiring for me to continue on the path with the nature tribe, hope for others to see what all is going on out there with our children.
hugs and Happy Trails,
Thank you Jenae for setting up this trip to watch this movie.