They’re back!

A sure sign of spring is the sound of peep frogs.

To understand my love of peep frogs you must come to my home.  Right outside my bedroom window sits a pond.  When spring arrives you can be sure to hear these melodic creatures as the sun sets.  Their sound is like a lullaby to me.  Ask my husband.  If he’s itching to watch a movie or play a video game he’ll just open that window.  Guaranteed, 30 minutes later, I’m knocked right out.

These creatures have absolutely captivated every depth of my being.  The first peeping sound of the season sends chills through my body.  It is the moment I know to sleep with the window open.

Before I moved to Maine I had never heard peep frogs.  Now it’s hard to fathom the thought that I lived 30 years of my life not listening to a single peep.  Like waking up to the chirping of birds in the morning, the peep sounds are my signal to wind down for the evening.  The time when I know to take a warm bath, to read a book, to knit, to lay in bed and just…listen.  Relax.  Decompress. 

Everyday should be a peep frog day…


About Diary of a Wanna Be Homesteader...

Call me the black sheep of the family. I’m a 30-something (pushing 40) socially inept gal living in the beautiful state of Maine, mother of two rambunctious children, to include two dogs with a combined weight of 300 lbs. I met my husband, self-professed anti-social media mogul, in Japan. We met in November 1998, married in May 1999… happily ever after. After much exploration, and two children later, we settled in Maine to raise our family away from the hassles of city life. Surrounded by trees and clean air we’ve built a spectacular life on 3 acres. Folks may call us anti-social… we like to call ourselves pr0-self. We value each other, our family and our passions in life more than pleasing others. I buy milk in glass bottles. I drive a Prius. I am a weather junkie. I must drink a cup of coffee daily. I believe in buying local. I love knitting but don’t do it often enough. Sunflowers make me happy. Fishing calms my soul. This blog is about my love of a simpler life… family, love, gardening, nature, independence. This is the place where I will share it, and begin my journey to obtain that life, one step at a time.

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