After 5 years of being a stay-at-home mom, I found the wonder of mothering slowly starting to get crowded out by the mundane feeling. I realized our world seems to surround people with the negative, and complaining about blessings seems totally acceptable. So I decided to fight against that "normalcy" and focus only on the positive. I look back to my first year as a mom when everything was new and keeping house was fun and I aim to have that attitude again. This blog is my outlet to showcase the daily miracles that surround me in my blessed life as a stay-at-home mom so that I will never forget the wonder of it all.

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Mud Season

Many of the blogs I love to follow are written by Mama's living in areas where they experience a true Winter, snow and all (imagine that!).  These Mama's talk about the mud season, which comes after the snow has melted, leaving fields of mud in its wake.  Well, I thought I'd share pics from our own mud season.  No, we don't have snow, but yes, we DO have a mud season.  A very LONG one in fact.  For six months out of our year, May - October, we have heat.  HEAT!  100 + degrees.  Which basically means that our "mud season" lasts for six months.  Mud season is when water play in the sheep trough begins.  The sheep trough is in the back yard, where there's a whole lot of dirt.  I think you get the picture.  My kids have old clothing we keep around specifically for playing in the mud.  Each morning, they go out and scoop the muddy water out of the sheep trough with buckets, old tea kettles, and pots.  They water the plants in the garden and when the trough is mostly empty, they dump the rest out.  Then they hose out the layer of mud on the bottom, tip it right side up, and fill it up with nice fresh water.  Then they play in that water on and off all day long.  And the cycle repeats daily.  Yeah, we have a LOT of mud around here.  6 HOT months full of mud.


  1. They look like they are having a great time :) Are you able to keep the mud outside? My H would flip if our kiddos looked like that.I'd just hose them down before they came in for a bath. Is that what you do too?

    1. My husband totally promotes this play. They're not allowed to step foot in the house until hosed off. And then yes, they come in for a bath.