June, July and August. We took these warm, dry months as an invitation to completely unplug from the distraction of a screen and focus energy on play. Movies and games have never taken center stage in our lives, but a complete separation from them led to more independence and creativity. I couldn’t step away completely because of my business but I enjoyed observing my children and joining them when I could. They read through countless novels, made art, took more ownership of the garden, created, developed new skills, camped, explored, played music, picked over 200 pounds of berries and I can count on one hand how many times they asked to watch something. The screen was nothing to be missed. A summer’s worth of memories were created by their limitless imaginations.
To celebrate all the abundance from summer, the launching of my new website and my appreciation for you, I’m giving away one soft cover copy of my cookbook, Plants On The Table! Simply leave a comment at the bottom of this post for a chance to win!
Olympia, WA | Gifford Pinchot National Forest | Pioneer Park Tumwater, WA