A beautiful roundup of simple and practical ways that you can enjoy an old-fashioned, country spring, this year and for years to come.
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Is spring on your mind? Can you hardly wait?! It seems like every year around this time, spring takes its sweet time as we enjoy our last few snow storms. We’ve had snow storms every week this month!
With just about a month left until the first day of spring, I can’t help but daydream about everything there is to do.
If you love making bucket lists for the seasons, you’ll love these 9 ways you can enjoy a simple, country spring.
They’re each a bit old-fashioned. Nothing fancy. Just simple and easy ways to celebrate the end of winter and welcome the season of growth!
How to Have a Simple, Country Spring
Open Your Windows
Let that spring air IN!! When you have a nice enough day, open your windows.
One of my favorite things about the spring (and FALL), is that we ditch our heating system and don’t quite have our A/C units in. SO, we really get to enjoy the weather to its fullest.
Spring days are warm and the nights are crisp and cool.
Plant a Garden
Spring is the season of growth. Make it a goal of yours this spring to plant something. ANYTHING!
A large vegetable garden would be amazing, along with some cut flowers for your summer bouquets. If you don’t have the space though there are plenty of other options. Plant a few vegetables in large pots to have out on your porch. Look into community gardens.
Do what you can! Here are some resources to help you on your way.
Dye Easter Eggs With Homemade Dyes
Did you know you can dye Easter eggs with all natural dyes, made from things you probably already have?! Yep, its true.
Give it a try this spring. You can make blue eggs with red cabbage, orange eggs with yellow onion skins, pink eggs with beets, and more.
Check out THIS tutorial to learn how to dye your own this year!
Make a Natural, Spring Wreath
Wreaths are an inexpensive and easy way to change up the decor in your home with the seasons. If you have a few basics like floral wire and a grapevine wreath form, you will have so many options.
Head outside on a nice spring day, and gather some clippings from your yard. Wrap them around a wreath form, and add some dried flowers. You can even sew or make a spring inspired bow to top it all off.
Here are a few BEAUTIFUL and handmade wreath ideas to point you in the right direction.
Have you always wanted your own chickens? Or are you needing to add to your flock? Spring and fall are some of the best times to order baby chicks.
You can also purchase chicks at local stores like Tractor Supply. Enjoy a simple, country spring by getting your chicken flock started this year.
Sew a New Project With a Seasonal, Floral Print
We can’t have a bucket list without a sewing project amiright?! All in favor for new sewing projects every season, say “aye”!
Sewing is such a fun, therapeutic, and old-fashioned skill. This spring why don’t you try sewing something in a fun, floral print?! You could sew tea towels, a dress, cloth napkins, an apron…. ANYTHING!
If you are new to sewing I have a free cheat sheet in my subscriber library with all of the common sewing terms for beginners. Sign up HERE to get yours today!
Enjoy a Picnic
When was the last time you headed outside for a picnic with your friends and family? I have a wall calendar called Country Seasons by John Sloane. Its amazing and SO beautiful, I get it every year and I highly recommend it.
Anyways, it has the sweetest, old-fashioned scene of a family having a picnic in one of the months. It makes me so nostalgic!
It seems like we doing slow activities like this is something our modern society is doing away with. We are always rushed and don’t take the time to slow down. Slow down this spring by heading to a local park, the creek, or even your backyard to have a picnic.
As the flowers start to bloom head outside and clip a few. Learn how to press them for a keepsake you’ll always have.
You can frame them up to hang on a wall, or tuck them away in a book. Pressed flowers are a beautiful and frugal way to enjoy the spring and get a little ‘art’ as a bonus.
HERE is a great tutorial on a few different methods for pressing flowers.
Go For a Horseback Ride
After a long winter cooped up inside, going for a horseback ride can be so refreshing. Whether you have horses of your own, or you have to head to a nearby facility that offers rides, get out and do it!
My husband grew up with horses and his sisters still head out for horseback rides when the weather is nice!
Bake Lemon, Shortbread Cookies
Spring is a fun time because its not quite cold enough to shut down the oven for summer. So you can still do some baking here and there on a rainy day.
Spend a day this spring baking lemon shortbread cookies! Lemon desserts always make me think of spring, and shortbread cookies are delicious any time. HERE is a recipe for lemon shortbread cookies by Julie Blanner (she has amazing recipes!) that you could try.
Well, what do you think? What would you add to this list for a simple, country spring? Let me know in the comments below!