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Naturally Curious Posts During The Next Few Weeks

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I’m writing this post to let Naturally Curious readers know that there may be days in the coming weeks when my Naturally Curious posts don’t appear at their usual early morning time, or perhaps, even at all. I am going to make every effort to not have this happen, but I will often be posting away from home, and not being technologically gifted, I may well have computer-related (or other) issues.

The reason for my being away from home is that my daughter Sadie, who lost her husband last July, discovered a month later that she was pregnant with their baby. The baby is due in two weeks, and I will be with her and Otis and the baby for much of the next month or so. I will keep the blog going during this time, but there may be glitches for which I wanted to apologize in advance! Thank you so much for your patience, understanding and support over the past year and during this time. (Photo: Otis with doting grandmother)

139 responses

  1. cindy ulmer

    What wonderful news!!!!! We wish you all the time you want to enjoy this blessed time. Will miss you, and love you—but totally understand. What a beautiful family! ❤️

    Sent from Cindy Ulmer

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    March 18, 2018 at 9:06 am

  2. Mary Mathias

    Thank you for letting us know. Hearts are with you and with your daughter and grandson. Mary

    March 18, 2018 at 9:06 am

  3. Melanie Cerne

    How fortunate they are to have you!

    March 18, 2018 at 9:07 am

  4. Mus

    Oh, gosh. What a bittersweet email this is. You certainly deserve to take moments away from delighting us all with your wonderful posts to have your own so important delight with your family. Thoughts are with you. Janet Watton of Randolph Center VT

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    March 18, 2018 at 9:08 am

  5. That’s the natural thing for you as a grandma 👵 to be doing.

    Sent from my iPhone 7 Plus Brandt Denniston (603)496-5690

    March 18, 2018 at 9:08 am

  6. Wishing you all the best in what I hope is a joyous time in welcoming a new member in your family and to our wonderful planet Earth.

    March 18, 2018 at 9:09 am

  7. Mary, what a tender joyous time for you, Sadie, and Otis. Please feel at ease to give yourself fully to your family and know that we all look forward to news of your spring grandchild’s birth. I send warmest wishes to you all.

    March 18, 2018 at 9:10 am

  8. Great shot, Mary! Another grandchid for you! YAY!! Lucky Otis, lucky Sadie, lucky YOU. I’m happy for each of you, as this baby will fill a huge gap. xxx your pal, Shiela

    March 18, 2018 at 9:10 am

  9. April

    Thank you for all your gifts to us of sharing your knowledge of the natural world. I just got a copy of your field guide in the mail last week and am enthralled! Congratulations on your new grandson!

    March 18, 2018 at 9:11 am

  10. Joan Morrison

    Ah – so Otis will have a sibling and Sadie and Mary, their hands and hearts overfull. Joyous news to underscore that beautiful photo of Otis and grammy. Sending loving gratitude for who you are as well as what you see.

    March 18, 2018 at 9:12 am

  11. Dudley Smith

    Have a wonderful time. Great for Julie and I to see you at the DCUV Seminar Feb. 17th. Dudley

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    From: Naturally Curious with Mary Holland [mailto:comment-reply@wordpress.com] Sent: Sunday, March 18, 2018 9:01 AM To: djsmith37@comcast.net Subject: [New post] Naturally Curious Posts During The Next Few Weeks

    Mary Holland posted: ” I’m writing this post to let Naturally Curious readers know that there may be days in the coming weeks when my Naturally Curious posts don’t appear at their usual early morning time, or perhaps, even at all. I am going to make every effort to not have t”

    March 18, 2018 at 9:14 am

  12. Joni

    Oh, this makes me weepy. Sending you all good thoughts during this amazing time.

    March 18, 2018 at 9:15 am

  13. Lisa A Steiner

    Best wishes to all of you. So sorry about Sadie’s husband. What a blow for the whole family. Great you will be with them.

    Lisa Steiner

    From: Naturally Curious with Mary Holland
    Reply-To: Naturally Curious with Mary Holland
    Date: Sunday, March 18, 2018 at 9:01 AM
    To: Lisa Steiner
    Subject: [New post] Naturally Curious Posts During The Next Few Weeks

    Mary Holland posted: ” I’m writing this post to let Naturally Curious readers know that there may be days in the coming weeks when my Naturally Curious posts don’t appear at their usual early morning time, or perhaps, even at all. I am going to make every effort to not have t”

    March 18, 2018 at 9:17 am

  14. judilindsey

    Mary,

    I want to wish you and Sadie and the babie(s) all the best. Never feel like you have to apologize to us about not posting regularly. We love getting them, but you certainly have a lot of other things to do!

    Thinking of you…

    Judi

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    March 18, 2018 at 9:19 am

  15. Laura Giard

    Absolutely no worries! While we may miss your posts we are ecstatic about your new grandchild which obviously takes priority. Best wishes to all.

    Sent from my Virgin Mobile Phone.

    March 18, 2018 at 9:25 am

  16. Jon Pringle, Essex, VT

    In times like this a parent’s strength when call upon will provide the best to a child and grandchild’s well being. I speak from personal experience. I know you are doing the right thing and wish your family all the best.

    March 18, 2018 at 9:27 am

  17. Kathie Coburn

    Mary all the best to you and your family
    Cobes

    March 18, 2018 at 9:28 am

  18. Alice Darlington

    Oh! So sad and at the same time a joyous gift from the past! Best wishes for ane asy and healthy birth! I will be thinking of all of you!
    Alice Darlington

    March 18, 2018 at 9:28 am

  19. Dear Mary, It warms my heart to think of you sharing the gifts of your presence and love with Sadie and Otis and the newest member of your family! May the coming of spring warm and brighten your days together! – Dell

    March 18, 2018 at 9:31 am

  20. Maryann V Postans

    Thinking of you and your growing family. Maryann

    March 18, 2018 at 9:32 am

  21. Ridelphia

    No need to explain, take care of your daughter and grandchildren. We’ll be here when you are ready.

    March 18, 2018 at 9:34 am

  22. Karen Jackson

    I am so sad for your family’s loss and rejoice with you that spring is bringing new life into your lives. Wishing you and your family the very best….

    March 18, 2018 at 9:36 am

  23. Antonia Woods

    Dear Mary,
    We’ve never met, but I follow your post and buy your books and calendars, and admire your work. (I am a friend of Kathie Fiveash.) I just wanted you to know that I think of you and your family often, and will especially be holding you in my heart these next few weeks.
    All the best,

    March 18, 2018 at 9:36 am

  24. Guy Stoye

    No problem, Mary (at our end anyway). We surely understand what you are attending- amazingly and wonderfully to with Sadie and Otis.

    March 18, 2018 at 9:37 am

  25. Connie

    Enjoy your time with your precious family and don’t worry about the blog! We love you!

    March 18, 2018 at 9:37 am

  26. Dianne Wright

    Dear Mary, What a beautiful , beautiful picture ! Otis is lucky to have you and vice versa ! Grammie love is the best !

    Sent from my iPad

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    March 18, 2018 at 9:38 am

  27. Karen

    Blessings on you Mary, and upon Sadie and Otis as you welcome a new life into your family and into your hearts!

    With hopes that the renewal of Spring brings joy to all of you,

    -Karen

    March 18, 2018 at 9:39 am

  28. Daphne

    So glad for Sadie, Otis, and the new baby that you will be there with them at this time. So much love captured in this photo. Holding all of you in my heart.

    March 18, 2018 at 9:40 am

  29. Libbet Cone

    Best wishes, and lots of joy and love to you and your family.. And much gratitude for the work you share with us all..

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    March 18, 2018 at 9:43 am

  30. Amy Hoffman

    I wish I had a gramma like you!

    March 18, 2018 at 9:44 am

  31. Christine Greenspan

    How wonderful to welcome a new miracle during this sad and difficult year. Blessings to all. Take time for your family, Mary, and yourself.

    March 18, 2018 at 9:44 am

  32. What a blessing!

    March 18, 2018 at 9:46 am

  33. Seamus

    Your family is the priority in this bittersweet time. We’ll look forward to your return when it works for you.

    March 18, 2018 at 9:47 am

  34. Melissa Zeiger

    What a beautiful photo! All best to the four of you. And remember: since babies are part of the natural world, any photos of the newcomer will be appreciated!

    March 18, 2018 at 9:49 am

  35. Tim & Lynn Schad

    No need to apologize when doing the right thing. Travel safely and treasure the time with Otis as he meets his new best friend.

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    March 18, 2018 at 9:51 am

  36. I wish you and your family much joy, there is nothing like a baby coming into our lives to remind us the beauty of life.

    March 18, 2018 at 9:52 am

  37. Susan McCoy

    Hi Mary, Please take all the time you desire to spend with your daughter and your grandchildren, and don’t worry about consistent blog postings. As a grandmother, I know what an important role you are playing.

    You give so much to all of us, I think all your readers will be delighted for you to enjoy this time, and will be happy to receive your amazing posts whenever they appear. Your contribution to our quality of life here in the Upper Valley is of the highest order! Congratulations on your soon to arrive newest grandchild! Thank you, Susan McCoy

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    March 18, 2018 at 9:54 am

  38. mmwm

    Oh, how bittersweet life can be. Glad you’re part of the mix.

    March 18, 2018 at 9:54 am

  39. barbara bald

    Best of luck to you. We appreciate whatever you send

    March 18, 2018 at 9:54 am

  40. No apologies needed. Sending love and whatever support I can.

    March 18, 2018 at 9:55 am

  41. Go, Mary! And go in peace. We’ll be with you.

    March 18, 2018 at 10:04 am

  42. Maria Van Dusen

    No apologies needed. Enjoy every minute of this precious time.

    Sent from my iPhone

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    March 18, 2018 at 10:09 am

  43. Alice Pratt

    ❤️❤️ Otis will be the ‘bestest’ Big Brother! What a joyous occassion! ❤️❤️…. wonderful for Sadie to be able to have her Mom around to help! ❤️❤️

    March 18, 2018 at 10:11 am

  44. Michele andrews

    Mary, what a gift your daughter has been given by her late husband. I know there must be anxiety over raising two children alone, but to see her love for him come into this world is truly beautiful. Thank you for sharing with all of us. Best of everything to you, Sadie, Otis and baby!

    March 18, 2018 at 10:12 am

  45. Frances Howes

    I have loved that picture from the first time I saw it. You take all the Time you need! What a journey! Can’t think of anyone I would rather Have on board than you. Steady on!! Love and hugs,Pogo PS. The otter went sliding through after the snows of the past weeks. Might have to think of a night time camera to catch it in action.

    Sent from my iPad

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    March 18, 2018 at 10:19 am

  46. Naomi Quenk

    Please don’t worry about us, your loyal readers. Just enjoy your wonderful family and new grandbaby.

    Sent from my iPad

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    March 18, 2018 at 10:33 am

  47. Pru Montgomery

    Dear Mary, Sadie, and Otis,
    What wonderful news!!! Congratulations to you all.
    Yours truly, Pru (a devoted reader of many years)

    March 18, 2018 at 10:35 am

  48. Joaie and Jim

    How wonderful! Enjoy your time with your family! We can all wait patiently in knowing that you are with those you love.

    March 18, 2018 at 10:36 am

  49. Missy Fabel

    Congratulations! Enjoy every moment. Such lucky grandson (and child to be)! Thank you for all you share. Beautiful photo.

    March 18, 2018 at 10:37 am

  50. John Mullane

    Best wishes to you and your family, Mary !
    John M in New Orleans

    March 18, 2018 at 10:41 am

  51. Betty Frederick

    Wonderful news! Enjoy your time with your precious family.

    March 18, 2018 at 10:42 am

  52. Aww, you two have the same hair! Have a wonderful time loving on those babies and please don’t worry about the blog. We’ll be naturally curious by ourselves and have lots of questions for you when you come back.

    March 18, 2018 at 10:46 am

  53. donna

    wishing you and your beautiful all blessings, and an easy birth for your daughter and newest member

    March 18, 2018 at 10:47 am

  54. Sam Rounds

    Family is most important and it is wonderful that you can be with them.

    March 18, 2018 at 11:07 am

  55. Ginger Laurits

    Wishing the best to you and your family. Thank you for bring the joy of nature to so many of us.

    March 18, 2018 at 11:14 am

  56. Cassie

    Oh wow, that is wonder news. Bless you all

    Sent from my iPhone

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    March 18, 2018 at 11:24 am

  57. Treah

    What an amazing journey you are all on. A mixed bag of emotions must be swirling through your lives right now. Be well & may all go smoothly for the next few weeks.

    March 18, 2018 at 11:29 am

  58. Ilina Singh

    No worries. I am so grateful for your sensitive view. Here is mine, a poem:
    No species coming into being
    is eternal.
    How beautiful to taste the light
    to breath and be breathed in
    by this living world.
    This momentary passage
    this life.
    Many blessings,
    Ilina

    March 18, 2018 at 11:31 am

  59. Bobby Reeve

    Understood! Enjoy your gift. Gladly await whenever you post. Bobby Reeve

    March 18, 2018 at 11:42 am

  60. Lucy Hull

    Congratulations, Mary, to you and Otis and Sadie! I’m so glad you can be there for your family. All else pales in comparative importance. Sending love from mid-coast Maine! I look forward to hearing your news.

    March 18, 2018 at 11:46 am

  61. Nancy Dean

    It looks as if you are a knitter, as well as a naturalist. I do enjoy your posts. I also grieve for your daughter and what seems to me to be a complicated life. The new baby will be exciting, though, and I’m glad you can help. Please give her my best wishes!

    Nancy Dean

    Norwich

    March 18, 2018 at 11:51 am

  62. Susan Venable

    Mary,

    I hope all goes well with the birth, etc. Very exciting. We look forward to your posts and learn so much from them but we believe family comes first so if posts are not regular that is fine. Will be thinking of all of you.

    Sue

    On Sun, Mar 18, 2018, 09:01 Naturally Curious with Mary Holland wrote:

    > Mary Holland posted: ” I’m writing this post to let Naturally Curious > readers know that there may be days in the coming weeks when my Naturally > Curious posts don’t appear at their usual early morning time, or perhaps, > even at all. I am going to make every effort to not have t” >

    March 18, 2018 at 11:52 am

  63. Nora Paley

    Anything you need to do is what we want you to do. Thanks for your work and also including us in family news.

    March 18, 2018 at 12:00 pm

  64. Mary Cay Brass

    Blessings to you all during this time. Much love….

    March 18, 2018 at 12:07 pm

  65. Leslie English

    Lucky Otis to have you, and I am so sorry you lost your son-in-law. I think Otis looks so much like you. I spent 6 months last year helping care for my first grandson, a precious if tiring time.
    Thank you again for your wonderful observations of nature.

    March 18, 2018 at 12:08 pm

  66. Bob Morse

    Let’s have a big cheer for “doting grandmothers” who are able to help when called upon.

    March 18, 2018 at 12:21 pm

  67. ❤️🔆🌸🌷❄️🎶❄️🌷🌷❗️❤️ Oh my word, the blessings of life can be so confusing and unrxpected… How fortunate for your dear Sadie and for Otis that you are part of their lives.. Itis your turn to relax, enjoy and help out during these busy days.
    .. Perhaps some follower of yours who is tech savy( not me) could send in photos…
    treasure your daughter and these babies… Best of luck for this sweet new baby… good wishes to you all… Thank you Mary… Jenny Sawyer

    March 18, 2018 at 12:25 pm

  68. Anne Woodhull

    You have an incredible eye for the natural world. You have an incredible spirit of grace and strength . Your blog does more than educate about the natural world.

    March 18, 2018 at 12:30 pm

  69. Lin Peyton

    Mary!! Drop the blog and hug the babies!!!! And Sadie of course. You may send along a photo of the babies if you are at all worried about us. We aren’t going anywhere and will be
    sending all of you our blessings. And maybe even a photo or two of one of our findings in the woods…….

    March 18, 2018 at 12:32 pm

  70. Michelle

    I wish you and your daughters joy as life continues. It is bittersweet i am sure, but just know that many people who only know you from your posts are wishing you all well.
    And may i just add something I am sure you already know, No job in life is more important nor more rewarding than being “grandma”.

    March 18, 2018 at 12:37 pm

  71. Jay Leavitt

    Thank you Mary.
    Enjoy this time with your family.
    I will look forward to future posts, but so happy for you that you will have this amazing time with your grandchild and your daughter😄.

    March 18, 2018 at 12:48 pm

  72. lanny moldauer

    I wish you and your daughter and grandchild(ren) the very best, Mary. And, of course, Otis is a major cutie.

    March 18, 2018 at 12:56 pm

  73. Don metz

    Dear Mary,
    All the best wishes for your visit with your daughter and Otis. They are lucky to have your caring presence in their lives just as we, your many readers, are so very fortunate to learn so many delightful insights into the world around us. None of us who follow your wonderful posts would want you to do anything other than what you’ll be doing, so enjoy your time with your family and don’t worry for a moment about your fans.
    All the best–and thanks!
    Don Metz

    March 18, 2018 at 1:04 pm

  74. John Mathews

    We live by your blog, but being a doting grammy and mother is more important. Sincerely, the Mathews

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    March 18, 2018 at 1:07 pm

  75. Phil Fitzpatrick

    Brava dotting grandmother !

    March 18, 2018 at 1:13 pm

  76. Mary E Quinn

    I agree with what Nora has said, “Anything you need to do is what we want you to do. Thanks for your work and also including us in family news.”
    We’ll still be here if it feels that all you want or need to do is be there with your family.
    Baby picture would be welcome, though.

    Share what you love of our natural world, if it feels right — you’ve certainly opened my eyes to more and more of it.

    March 18, 2018 at 1:14 pm

  77. Carole Hohl

    Mary, you are such a gift to your readers but what a wonderful gift to your daughter, grandson and grand baby to be. Enjoy.

    March 18, 2018 at 1:15 pm

  78. Sue Gerry

    Of course you are doing the right thing..taking care of the adorable little chap, and your daughter. Oh lord, what a sad story.
    I’ll pray for you all.

    March 18, 2018 at 1:17 pm

  79. Char Delabar

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    March 18, 2018 at 1:21 pm

  80. Arlene Kellman

    Congratulations, Mary! Your daughter and grandchildren are so lucky to have you. Hoping you will savor every minute of your loving time together.

    March 18, 2018 at 1:22 pm

  81. Bill On The Hill...

    Family comes first… Above & beyond any other considerations…
    Bill Farr…

    March 18, 2018 at 1:34 pm

  82. Kathie Fiveash

    Much love to all of you, Mary. May you be safe, and may the new little one bring you joy and healing.

    March 18, 2018 at 1:40 pm

  83. Dan Allen

    May all go well. Natalie Davis

    March 18, 2018 at 1:47 pm

  84. jflane2014

    Grandmothers are a critical part of the ecosystem. Their job is to allow young children be savored (rather than improved) ; loved just the way they are, and  accompany children to live authentically and safely in their moment while parents cope with other things.

    March 18, 2018 at 1:55 pm

  85. Mary Ann Barrett

    God bless your daughter, her son and the baby almost here, and you. What an emotional birth this will be.

    March 18, 2018 at 2:14 pm

  86. Brenda Skillin

    God bless all of you. You are all lucky to have each other.
    Enjoy your time together.
    Brenda Skillin

    March 18, 2018 at 2:20 pm

  87. Suzanne

    What an adorable photograph of you and Otis together. May this new one arriving bring you all much joy. And in case you ever run short of naturalist items to post, you can always show us photos of your grandbabies and your dog – the love always shines through!

    March 18, 2018 at 2:50 pm

  88. 6cravens

    ❤ ❤ ❤

    March 18, 2018 at 3:07 pm

  89. Kim H

    Best of luck to Sadie and baby. Otis is in good hands!

    March 18, 2018 at 3:18 pm

  90. Clyde

    If you need anything done for you up here in the woods, give Bruce & me a heads up.

    March 18, 2018 at 3:19 pm

  91. Brita Bergland

    The natural order!

    March 18, 2018 at 3:31 pm

  92. Kathy Anderson

    Sending support from afar.

    March 18, 2018 at 3:33 pm

  93. Barbara Hager

    It has to be an overwhelming feeling to be blessed with this miracle. God bless the tiny soul, your daughter, your grandson and you. Carry on with peace and courage!!

    March 18, 2018 at 3:35 pm

  94. Gwyneth Loud

    Dear Mary,
    This is joyful news that a precious new baby will be joining your family. Take care of Otis, Sadie, the new baby and yourself and don’t worry about blogging until it feels right. We, your fan club, will welcome you back with the spring!
    Warmly,
    Gwyn

    March 18, 2018 at 3:45 pm

  95. Marcia T

    Do not feel like you have to apologize for being with your daughter and grandson to welcome the new baby! Enjoy!

    March 18, 2018 at 4:14 pm

  96. Pam

    As much as I look forward to reading your blog I’m delighted to hear about the baby. What wonderful news! And how right it is for you to be with Sadie and Otis.

    March 18, 2018 at 4:20 pm

  97. Kathi Govatski

    THat is a beautiful picture of you and Otis. I wish all of you the best with the addition of a new baby. Do not worry about missing posts, I will just wait until you can. I so enjoy your words of wisdom about nature.

    March 18, 2018 at 5:15 pm

  98. Rema Boscov

    Hooray for you! Hooray for Sadie and Otis and the new baby! I am so happy for you. How bitter-sweet and tender this all is. Thank you for sharing your story. And don’t worry if you need to skip some days.

    Sending warm wishes, Rema Boscov

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    March 18, 2018 at 5:26 pm

  99. Marnie Cobbs

    Wonderful! I appreciate you whenever you appear, and also am so glad you can be with your family. Let us know if we can contribute again.

    On Sun, Mar 18, 2018 at 9:02 AM Naturally Curious with Mary Holland wrote:

    > Mary Holland posted: ” I’m writing this post to let Naturally Curious > readers know that there may be days in the coming weeks when my Naturally > Curious posts don’t appear at their usual early morning time, or perhaps, > even at all. I am going to make every effort to not have t” >

    March 18, 2018 at 5:29 pm

  100. Dick Bennett

    Thank you for your kindness with prayer that all goes well for you all. Blessing to thee n thine! db

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    March 18, 2018 at 5:30 pm

  101. Jim Tucker

    Our hearts are with you as you tend your family. The most important of our treasures!

    March 18, 2018 at 5:41 pm

  102. Nancy Newman

    Oh wow!!!! How special for Otis, your daughter and you. Consider skipping many posts!!!! Send baby and family pictures instead of skunks and mushrooms. 😀🦉🐢🐍🦅🦊🐝🐛🐞🦇🐿🍄

    March 18, 2018 at 5:55 pm

  103. Heather Hassett

    What a gift you can give to your daughter and grandchildren. I hope all goes well with the birth ❤

    March 18, 2018 at 6:10 pm

  104. Inge Ackermann

    Bless you, Mary, may all go very well for everyone concerned! Our thoughts are with you! Inge A.

    – Inge 413.549.4870 bobingeack@icloud.com

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    March 18, 2018 at 6:53 pm

  105. Susan

    Such a sweet picture of you and Otis. Thanks for sending the Joyous news of a new spring arrival to your family. Blessings for all 4 of you. Enjoy your time tending to your family.

    March 18, 2018 at 7:19 pm

  106. Sending you all best wishes and blessings!

    March 18, 2018 at 7:31 pm

  107. Denise

    Mary,
    Blessings to you and the family!
    Denise

    March 18, 2018 at 7:51 pm

  108. Jerry Rankin

    Thanks for all your efforts. And also what a wonderful handsome child you’re holding. Best of luck on your new grandchild soon to come. Thanks again.

    Sent from Yahoo Mail on Android

    March 18, 2018 at 7:59 pm

  109. Davida Sky

    Enjoy your time with family, Mary. That is the most important thing. Davida

    March 18, 2018 at 8:06 pm

  110. Susan F Chase

    What a wonderful reason to be away for a month! Thanks for the update on Otis and his family.

    March 18, 2018 at 8:12 pm

  111. Susie Peters

    Thanks for the heads-up, Mary. I’m sending you and your family all the best, as you await a wonderfully welcome spring birth. Your daughter and Otis and the new baby are so lucky to have you in their lives. ❤ Susie

    On Sun, Mar 18, 2018 at 9:01 AM, Naturally Curious with Mary Holland wrote:

    > Mary Holland posted: ” I’m writing this post to let Naturally Curious > readers know that there may be days in the coming weeks when my Naturally > Curious posts don’t appear at their usual early morning time, or perhaps, > even at all. I am going to make every effort to not have t” >

    March 18, 2018 at 8:25 pm

  112. Kate

    How wonderful that Otis will have a sibling!

    March 18, 2018 at 9:25 pm

  113. Dudley Carlson

    What a wonderful photo! Of course you’ll be there, and none of us will be surprised if you’re too busy to keep to a schedule. No worries; we know that the deer and the turkeys and others all disappear at baby time. This one is so important, and I wish you every joy with the newest grandchild. May your daughter find comfort and peace in the legacy she is about to hold in her arms, and strength to you both for the new beginning.

    March 18, 2018 at 9:49 pm

  114. Wallie Hammer

    Yey Mary and Sadie- Please be well and keep us all posted- This new baby is an amazing gift Love Wallie

    Sent from my iPhone

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    March 18, 2018 at 10:09 pm

  115. That’s wonderful news, Mary! I’m sure your daughter will be thrilled to have you there, not to mention Otis. We’ll be thinking of you as you welcome another little naturalist into the world.

    March 19, 2018 at 6:32 am

  116. Richard Tingblad

    We will be thinking and praying for all of you.

    March 19, 2018 at 8:46 am

  117. Jennifer Feller

    We at Drumlin Farm are sending all of our best wishes your and Sadie’s way for a safe and happy birth. Be well — we will look forward to your posts whenever you make them!

    jennifer

    March 19, 2018 at 9:24 am

  118. Anna Bannon

    💞

    March 19, 2018 at 9:39 am

  119. Carolyn Rhondeau

    God bless you, your daughter, Otis, and the blessed gift of another child for the family.

    March 19, 2018 at 9:58 am

  120. What a blessing, Mary. So happy for your whole family!

    March 19, 2018 at 1:05 pm

  121. tim irvin

    Congratulations – enjoy this time. I hope all goes well for Sadie and the rest of you.

    March 19, 2018 at 3:05 pm

  122. Jennifer Waite

    “You know what the great thing about babies is? They are like little bundles of hope – like the future in a basket.” (from author Lisa McBride)

    Congratulations and how wonderful you can all be together! I hope it all goes swimmingly!

    March 19, 2018 at 3:56 pm

  123. Anne Ely

    Such a joyous occasion, but bittersweet also, I’m sure. What a wonderful love you all have for each other and I pray that you will feel God’s love surrounding you all.

    March 19, 2018 at 4:43 pm

  124. Major

    Cheers to you, Sadie, Otis, and the next addition to your family! What a beautiful child Otis is, and what obvious love you and Otis share. All the best to you and much love.

    March 19, 2018 at 5:35 pm

  125. Wishing you and your family much happiness.

    March 19, 2018 at 5:49 pm

  126. Joellyn Nevins

    Bless you and your family. Such a bitter sweet time. Enjoy your time being a Grandmother.

    March 19, 2018 at 6:06 pm

  127. Deb Hawthorn

    Oh, Mary, this picture of you and Otis so eloquently expresses the love that sustains your family. Of course you should be with Sadie and Otis right now, and of course your blog should take second place to the birth of this miracle baby. May all go smoothly and joyfully, and may you take as much time as you need. Please do send us more pictures when you can! Much love, Deb.

    March 19, 2018 at 7:13 pm

  128. James Macneil

    The lovely picture speaks for itself!

    March 19, 2018 at 7:53 pm

  129. Marsha Hartz

    prayers for your sweet little family! we’ll be happy with whatever you have time to do.

    March 19, 2018 at 9:02 pm

  130. Jean Harrison

    Dear Mary,
    What a surprise, an unexpected new member of you family. And what an adorable picture of Otis with you. Do not worry about sending regular posts. None at all would be understandable, and we can survive (barely) a few weeks without NC posts. Love to you and your family, Jean

    March 19, 2018 at 10:36 pm

  131. Ashley Pakenham

    Congratulations! Of Course that should be your VERY FIRST
    priority! Post when you can – you sure do have us all spoiled and we will just have to take a back seat for a while. Well wishes to your daughter and grandson….! A Pakenham

    March 20, 2018 at 4:33 pm

  132. Kathryn Connell

    What a wonderful reason to be off the air. We can handle it for a few weeks. Please take the time just to enjoy the miracle. My heart goes out to your daughter.

    March 20, 2018 at 4:46 pm

  133. Pat

    Oh my goodness — what a surprise! I’m glad Otis will have a new playmate, who will certainly be blessed to be born into such a loving family. Cherish your time with them all.

    March 20, 2018 at 5:42 pm

  134. Jean Harrison

    I keep reopening this post just to enjoy the blissfully content little boy and happy loving grandma.

    March 21, 2018 at 12:06 am

  135. laura Stinnette

    Please focus on your family .We will manage. Thanks for all you share.

    March 21, 2018 at 8:06 pm

  136. Betsy Aminata Barstow

    Best wishes to you, Mary, Sadie, Otis and the baby-to-be. Sincerely, Betsy Barstow  

    March 23, 2018 at 4:28 pm

  137. doris yates

    My heart goes out to you and your family, Mary. This photo of you and Otis is wonderful. And I’m sure the new baby will bring joy.

    March 25, 2018 at 12:24 pm

  138. Frances Henry

    I am holding all of you in my heart as you traverse this time with your family. Perhaps your bear pictures and story are meant to parallel the journey that the family now takes. Best wishes, Fran and Walter

    On Sun, Mar 18, 2018 at 9:01 AM, Naturally Curious with Mary Holland wrote:

    > Mary Holland posted: ” I’m writing this post to let Naturally Curious > readers know that there may be days in the coming weeks when my Naturally > Curious posts don’t appear at their usual early morning time, or perhaps, > even at all. I am going to make every effort to not have t” >

    March 28, 2018 at 3:27 pm

  139. Don Metz

    Hi Mary, I hope all is well with you and your wonderful family. Now all we need is some of the other kind of sunshine! I’m writing because for the third year in a row I’m blessed with a perfect view of a very photogenic fox den. Just today, four kits emerged for the first time, playful and healthy looking. There are several good, closer vantage points for a patient photographer, and I naturally thought of you. If you’d like, you are most welcome to come over any time. Best Don Metz 623 Clay Road N. Thetford VT

    >

    April 18, 2018 at 9:20 pm

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