Country Kids from Coombe Mill

Posted on December 24th, 2011

Country Kids Christmas and New Year Special

I hope you will be able to join me and link up some of your festive outdoor moments with the kids this week. I am holding this linky open until Saturday 7th January so no excuse not to blow away the cobwebs over the break with some outdoor fun and be in with a chance of winning the Kids Coombe Mill Cap for January!

Kids Cap winner from December is Clare from @Emmys_mummy with http://www.emmysmummy.com/2011/11/country-kids-coombe-mill-collage.html Congratulations, Cap on its way in the post in the New Year!

Thank you for all the lovely link ups, here are some of my other favourites this month 

http://curtainsforthewindow.blogspot.com/2011/11/beach-girl.html

http://morethanamumblog.wordpress.com/2011/11/28/country-kids/

http://jellybeansmusic.wordpress.com/2011/11/30/two-sticks-two-blondes-1-friend-happy/

http://kidzoutdoors.com/blog/?p=670

Decorating our Garden Tree with a Cannon!

If you have been following this blog you will know that cannons are rather popular with Farmer Nick and the boys. http://www.coombemill.com/blog/post/2011/11/15/Daddy-Bought-a-Cannon.aspx When they all sat laughing at James May on TV firing Christmas decorations onto his tree from a DIY cannon they were inspired. Daddy was sent shopping for parts then it was down to the shed to convert the leaf blower into a tinsel firing cannon!      

Cannon componentsAssembling the CannonCannon Complete

 

Drain pipe sections and Leaf blower were assembled in the shed for a dummy run, the light was fading outside so the ‘real’ operation had to wait till the morning.

Testing Testing 1, 2, 3!

Day 2 and the children were all ready with tinsel and cannon from the shed. Playmates were enrolled to join in the challenge adding to the level of shouting, bossing, ordering and playing around but at the end of the morning they did manage to work together and blast tinsel into the tree. A triumphant gang, sadly no petrol left for leaf blowing!  

Ready, Aim, Fire the CannonDecorated TreeDream Team

Tinsel Cannon in opperation

Country Kids from Coombe Mill Farm Holidays Cornwall

Please link up any snaps you have of your children playing outside over the Christmas and New Year break, whether with new toys, imaginative role play or just enjoying the frsh air, twit pic them or blog them and add to the linky below. 

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from

Coombe Mill