3/23/2017 Spring Bucket List

The bigger things in life really are the simpler things, we just figured we would remind you so you don’t miss out. Since the first day of spring was this past Monday, remember to take time this spring and enjoy a few seasonal activities. The attached links are full of creative spring ‘bucket lists,’ but we’ve also outlined our favorites here for you in case you need local inspiration.

 

Mason Farmscloses for the winter, but reopens every spring until fall with seasonal products from local farms available for purchase. What a perfect way to support local business! Mason Farms truly does bring the country to the city so we can celebrate spring with annuals and perennials while they’re in season. At three different locations one is sure to be relatively close to your home.  Keep up with this business to take advantage of family friendly events during the summer and fall months!

 

Picking seasonal produceis another great box to check on our spring bucket list, and there are a lot of local places that make it possible. Strawberries are always a childhood memory waiting to be picked, but they are definitely not all that’s available this time of year. Asparagus, parsley, herbs and others start becoming available in May.  Visit thespruce.com link below to become familiar with fruit and vegetable availability in Pennsylvania.

 

Feeding the fishis a classic as well, although it might be a little out of the way on your way to work.  About an hour from Erie is the Pymatuning State Park and Spillway-which is well worth the drive. Along with trails to hike the spillway is probably the most visited part of the park.  It’s where ‘the ducks walk on the fish’s backs,” which is literally true.  You can purchase bread at the spillway to feed to the abundance of fish and watch how they interact with each other and the birds.

 

Open your windows! You don’t even have to bake a pie for your windowsill, just open it. It truly is impressive what a good dose of fresh air can do for your household, and after an Erie winter spring is the perfect time to administer that dose. You get double the effect if the sun happens to shine through and naturally light your house-talk about a mood booster!

 

Plant something green.  If you don’t garden that’s perfectly okay, in fact most people don’t. However in the spirit of always attempting to try new things it is very reflective to plant something and give life to it.  Tomatoes, lettuce, cucumbers and a bunch of other veggies are suggested to be planted around March and April, and honestly don’t need an extreme amount of guidance. Try it out and see how it goes!

http://www.realsimple.com/work-life/entertainment/spring-activities


http://uncustomary.org/spring-bucket-list-100-things-to-do-in-spring/

http://www.masonfarms.net/Pages/About.asp?page=about

http://pickyourown.farm/farms/strawberries-prod3726/erie-pa-rf8387/

https://www.thespruce.com/pennsylvania-seasonal-fruits-and-vegetables-2217195



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