It’s that time of year again. The days are getting milder, the breeze is warming and the sun is setting just a little later every day. Check out these 10 ways to commune with Mother Nature, and get outside to enjoy the better weather.
1. Hang out in the garden
Most of the fruits and vegetables in your garden will soon be ripe for the picking. But even if your crop isn’t quite ready yet, try spending a few minutes in the garden each day. Check the health of your plants and simply enjoy the fruits of your labor.
Staying updated on the daily progress of your fruits and veggies is also a great outdoor activity to share with the family, and it builds anticipation. So, when it is harvest time, those tomatoes, apples and other garden delights will taste even better.
2. Teach the kids an outdoor game
If you grew up tossing bean bags and horseshoes around in the backyard, why not pull the kids away from the video game console and show them how to really enjoy a lazy fall afternoon?
Set up a makeshift version of your favorite game outdoors using items you already have at home, and split the family up into teams to get the competitive juices flowing. Who knows? Your kids may even ask you to play again next weekend.