Happy May Day! Today, being the first day of May means we listen to “Lady Isabel and the Elf Knight” by Lisa Theriot. The song has a rich and varied historical basis which you can read all about on Wikipedia. Some day, maybe next April, I plan to research it myself!
My children disagree with the term “Elf Knight” — they claim he is neither elf nor knight, but rather one of the Fey. I’ll leave that research to them.
Also since it is May 1, we started our 30×30 Outdoor Challenge — with a 40 minute walk to the Hydra’s Lair. This is a retention waterway at the base of a hill in a nearby neighborhood. I have yet to see the hydra, but today there were 1000s of tadpoles wriggling in the shallows.
By checking off our 30×30 Challenge, we are also on our way to completing the 30×3 Challenge! After dinner we took a 20 minute walk as well. So 60 minutes for Day 1!
I learned a new word today. Earthing. Earthing is the process of absorbing earth’s free flowing electrons from it’s surface through the soles of one’s feet. So that’s why my children are always barefoot!
May your May be filled with music, successfully completed challenges, and a little earthing!
5 thoughts on “Earthing at the Hydra’s Lair on the First Morning in May”
Very awesome connection about why your kids always go barefoot! I love it!
A great challenge. I can’t wait to participate during our upcoming visit. Dad
Sounds like a great challenge, and love the idea of earthing!
I too have Earthings for children, I love the name. I thought mine were the only ones that could run around barefoot in all weather, clearly it is just a child led thing soaking up nature! I hope you will share more of your 30 things challenge with me on Country Kids.
I love the idea of ‘Earthing’ – I will make a conscious effort this month to begin this as the weather improves.