Mothers Day Meme

Posted on March 18th, 2012 -

Happy Mother’s Day

I’ve been tagged by the lovely ladies Ruth and Loretta over at More Than A Mum to do their Mothers Day meme. Since I am enjoying a lovely Mothers Day here I thought I would share a few precious moments from my day too.

A lovely morning feed run with 3 of my children helping

Mother's Day Tractor RideTheo helping the guests bottle feed our orphan lambsGuy with a chicken for the children to stroke

Followed by a family pancake brunch with Farmer Nick in charge, OK I had to make the mixture!

Farmer Nick cooking pancakesPancake eatingMum's Pancake!

Opening of lovely cards, homemade notes and farm picked flowers

Mother's Day wishes


So for the questions:

Describe Motherhood in three words.

amazing, rewarding, trying

Does your experience differ from your Mother’s – how?

Oh so different, she had me, we have 6, how different can we be. However we were both working Mums and we are giving our children quite an old fashioned upbringing here on the farm, so some aspects are not so different.

What’s the hardest thing about being a mum?

Finding enough time for each of my children

What’s the best thing?

Those proud moments when they do something simple but special that makes you melt.

How has it changed you?

Motherhood has made me more tolerant and less selfish, the world doesn’t revolve around me anymore, it revolves around them.

What do you hope for your children?

I can’t add to what Ruth and Loretta say here so I shall just repeat their wish “That they grow up to be happy, well-rounded adults. And that they will always have the courage to follow their dreams.”

What do you fear for them?

That someone or something will hurt them mentally or physically. Nasty words, car accidents, sport mishap, the usual threats in life. As a mother I do my best to prepare my children for any eventuality, but I know there will be hurt at some time in some form and I hope they will cope and learn from that experience. 

What makes it all worthwhile?

Every day that they go to bed happy and content with life.

How was your Mother’s Day?

I now tag the following to reflect on their day and answer the questions from More Than A Mum 

 as she too has lots of Children and I would love to hear about her day and answers

 as she has an exciting year ahead and I would love to hear how that affects her answers

 because her posts always make me laugh

 to inspire her in her writing



Silent Sunday / Project 52

Posted on March 18th, 2012 -

It’s Sunday again Sshhh……

Theo with his orphan lamb "Year"

TheBoyandMe's 366 Linky Silent Sunday 

Country Kids from Coombe Mill

Posted on March 17th, 2012 -

A hardy bunch of Country Kids!

I think we were in good company this past week with some stunning March sun shine. Sunday and Monday in particular were glorious days here. “Coombe” is Cornish for valley and our converted Water Mill is right down on the river ensuring a sheltered micro climate. My children announced summer had arrived and quite spontaneously decided to strip off – well tops anyway, and climb down over the bridge for a quick cool down in the river! Dashing in for the camera I caught them on film for this week’s Country Kids:

What did you and your kids get up to in that lovely weather? Whatever outdoor fun you’ve had, please join me on Country Kids and be inspired by the adventures of others here too. 


Country Kids from Coombe Mill Family Farm Holidays Cornwall

5 things that make me happy

Posted on March 13th, 2012 -

I’ve been tagged by the lovely Clare over at in this simple meme to share with you the five things which make me happy:


Taking a different view

I am going to bypass the obvious and most important that we all want most in life:


Love from our nearest and dearest
Health and strength for ourselves and those we love
Enough money to get by without serious hardship and heartache
Respect and trust of friends and family

Instead I am going for the little extra things that really make my day:


1. My children coming in from the farm with a bunch of flowers they have picked for me
Guy with farm flowers
2. Coming home from the evening kids activities and finding Farmer Nick (my husband) cooking dinner and pouring me a glass of wine. This is a rare occurrence but such a treat. So rare I sadly have no picture, except this one doing what all men love – the BBQ!
Farmer Nick cooks on the Coombe BBQ'a
3. Family holidays, this may sound mad when we life on an idyllic holiday farm, but much as I love what I do I love a few days away, which believe me is very hard to organise!
On Holiday with the triplets
4. Spring on the farm and the joy of our new born animals, for the pleasure they give me, our children and our guests
Bottle Feeding the lambs
5. A day on the beach. We have the best beaches in the country (OK I am bias) and I feel like I am on holiday every time we go. Picnic, wet suits buckets and spades and the hours just fly by.
  Kids enjoying the sandy beaches

Now I would love to see what makes these people happy:


Silent Sunday / Project 52

Posted on March 11th, 2012 -

Sshhh…..It’s Sunday


Baby Bunnies

See what others have been upto with their top photos of the week at the sites below 

 TheBoyandMe's 366 Linky Silent Sunday