On Tuesday morning we took a trip to the pond! The kids carried their own lunch and water in their backpacks as we trekked across Tierra. It was surprisingly sunny so we stopped for a water break in the shade on the far side of the lavender field. Last time we went to the pond, we found hundred of tadpoles in the puddly stream on the final section of the path. This time we didn’t see any; we decided they must’ve finally grown into frogs and hopped away (“just like in our lifecycle!” Holden exclaimed.)
Once at the pond we enjoyed bug watching (we found a yellow-spotted millipede!), “fishing” with sticks, and relaxing in the shade. The flowering plants and fresh greenery smelled so good. We also discovered some deer prints in the mud nearby.
As wonderful as it is to be at the pond, we inevitably had to leave. We packed up our bags and hiked back across the property. We stopped at a pic-nic table near the lavender field for lunch before finishing our walk back to school. On the way back we stopped to greet the donkeys and offer a few handfuls of hay. It was a wonderful morning.