An Ode to Summer in New Hampshire - The Magic Onions

An Ode to Summer in New Hampshire

My heart is full to bursting

This land

This beauty that we have chosen

This life that chose us.


Blooming, sparkling, lush

Teaming with growth


fertile with freedom.


I sink my hands into the loamy soil

Listen to the heavy raindrops

The birds that sing

The air that is thick with possibility.


And I thank you, Universe

For bringing us here

To this land of infinite magnificence

And that we trusted.



Hello my friends. How are you? I know it’s been a long time. I have been busy with the full richness of this new life. It has filled my soul to bursting and I feel so grateful for having landed in the magical land.

We are thriving. Growing in ways we could never have anticipated. All four of us. Together and yet separate. We have each nestled our bare feet into this glorious earth and have sent our roots down into the soil… tentatively at first but now voraciously, with confidence and desire to become part of this glorious place. We have reveled in the wondrous beauty that surrounds us, bathed in early morning birdsong, gasped at lightening that flashes across the magnificent horizon.

Our days, like our hearts, are full. And we are happy.


Kitty went away on a 2 week horse camp. 14 Days of horses, non stop. She came home saying that it was the best two weeks of her entire life. I can see it in the sparkle in her eyes and the genuine happiness of her smile. She is now a horsey girl.

Teddy’s favorite summer pastime is swimming at the lake. It’s glorious. I love it too… which is a surprise. Traditionally, I’ve detested swimming, the beach and the sand. Here, at the lake, I love it. The water is warm and clean and feels wonderful on my skin. Who would have known I would turn into a swimmer, a dive-underer?

Moose and Kitty are loving it here too. And we have added four ducks to the mix. There were five at first but the neighbors dog climbed under the fence and killed one before we could save her. That was sad and brutal and made me mad. But the scale was balanced when we saved a baby chipmunk from our other neighbors cat. He stayed with us for two days, recuperating and getting strong enough to rejoin his mom in the forest. He was the sweetest little thing.

We’ve bought a little house that our good man is renovating. He has torn it apart and is now putting it together again. He loves his work. It’s not for us to live in but for us to rent to a lucky family instead. When it’s beautiful again.

As for us, we are still renting this sweet little house in town and searching for our forever farm. It will come when the time is right. Patience, I remind myself, as I impatiently long to settle my heart on land that is our very own.



Love to you, my friend.

Blessings and magic,


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Donni Webber is the mom behind the popular natural living Waldorf website and blog, The Magic Onions - where the magic of nature and the wonder of childhood collide to make each moment a precious gift. She is a photographer, writer, crafter, wife and mother of two inspiring young children. Her work has been featured in many popular publications, including HGTV, Better Homes and Gardens, Disney and Apartment Therapy.

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