Tender Tracks Tues. Week 25 Day 49

March 26, 2019
Waning Moon
Sorich Park

Luna absent.

What an easy, SUNNY, WARM beauty filled day.  We all enjoyed revisiting this place that we have not been to for many months!  It is not a place we go to during the rains.

Today however, it was grand.  The children instantly went to the top of the big rock and explored all around.  There were wild edibles all about and throughout our morning there they all wound up making a grand potion at the top from all these edibles.  When we first got there, the boys were playing their games up above and Ellie and Josie were milling about down below. And then they said the boys were chasing them and such.  It wasn’t exactly like that, more like a knee jerk reaction to past behaviors and then, as  time moved on, they all found their way together, peacefully, joyfully, creatively.  And then, they made great potions together, working together, and having fun together.

Theo went off on his own for a bit and found some rocks with “crystals” in them. He really wanted to get the hammers out and start excavating/mining. We had circle first and then, after circle, they ALL wanted to work with the hammers. So, they sat down, learned how to talk with the rocks and discover if it is alright and, how to harvest some crystals in a respectful way. They were reminded of how to use our hammers and then, off they went. There were enough rocks so that each one of them could hammer away safely from each other.  This was a very fun sight to see as they all worked at mining.  And then, Eamon went on another adventure, Holden soon after, then Theo and then Josie and Ellie.

From there we packed up and began to find all of our old trees and plants that we ate at the beginning of the year and to see what they were doing at this time of year, beginning of spring.  Ellie was really wanting to eat those yummy figs but, all that was there were little shoots and teeny figs.  They discovered the creek down below and, I do believe, Ellie and Josie were about to go on a long grand adventure following the creek to the ends of the world if we had not called them back!! 🙂
They all loved this little creek yet, after a time, we moved on. The Poison Oak was all pervasive so there was a lot of awareness around knowing what it looks like and paying attention.  We climbing up our big hill and finally made it to the SWINGS!!  and the wonderful “fort” as the boys called it.

We ate lunch soon after arriving as it was basically noon by the time we got there.  At lunch I read them a very fun story that has always been a favorite of mine Ming Lo Move the Mountain.  They all loved it and then, were very keen on getting back to play.

The boys were in heaven as they created their fort. They were cleaning it, preparing food, making it a home. There was a bathroom, which they thought was very fun and funny, a kitchen and all that one needs.  They were able to climb all up and around it with great delight.  At one point Eamon didn’t want to play with Theo because Theo was very involved in playing being a bird and making a nest. He wanted to play his Ninja games.  I shared that, in order to really be a great Ninja, you needed to know all about the birds because, if you know Bird Language, you can know when the “bad guys” are coming.  And, this is TRUE! The birds CAN tell you all those things if you know how to listen.  So, Eamon changed his tune and they were all back to playing together.

Josie and Ellie were in 7th heaven swinging and swinging and swinging and swinging on the two swings. Fearlessly too!
Theo went over and asked Josie if she would chase him.  She didn’t want to so he went to play in the creek finding rocks.  A little bit later Josie yelled to Theo, “Theo, will you come play with us?”  He came over and Josie, Ellie and Theo began to play house. Theo was a baby bird, and Ellie and Josie were the babies, people babies. They then asked if I would be the Mom. So we went up into this great Tree house and there we played, ate, slept, sang, swung on the swings and had a lovely family time of it.  Ruby joined us too.

Then, last swings on the swing and down the hill we went taking a couple different ways then usual to get down.  They found the leafing Soap Root plants growing that were not ready to harvest either yet what fun this was to see and find.  Then to the bus and away we went home, after a BEAUTIFUL picture of the day that Ruby drew.  It was so beautiful that Ellie said, “Take a picture!”  And they all said, “Send it home to our Mom’s,” and so that shall happen.

 

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