This week had quite a few out of the ordinary things going on. We took school pictures on Monday/Tuesday, which included a musical parade and a silly song. We played a hide and seek game with instruments, noting how we can make music with things in nature (gourds, sticks) followed by a parade up through the barn and a funny song about putting a baby to bed while the kids waited to get their pictures taken. We had a group birthday celebration for all of our summer birthdays on Wednesday. Everyone got their special birthday crown and we shared a delicious fruit and apple crisp snack up in the woods. The big news (and noisiest part of the week:) was the big trucks that worked all week finishing up the irrigation pond that will be fed from the natural spring in Frog Pond and provide much-needed dependable water throughout next year's growing season and beyond. Our landscape has changed quite a bit and we spent some time watching what the trucks were doing and redefining what our boundaries are with the pond now part of our magical Sprouts space. We ended the week with an incredible spread of delicious food as it poured outside on a chilly fall evening at our Harvest Dinner!! It was nice to have Laura and Charlie join us for a bit and Laura Sullivan was a special surprise, playing her sweet music for the kids. A special night for sure! Looking forward to another adventurous week ahead!