Country Kids from Coombe Mill

Posted on July 21st, 2012 - Fiona

Country Kids from Coombe Mill


Country Kids from Coombe Mill

Posted on July 21st, 2012 - Fiona

Carnival Time

Every Year in North Cornwall the local towns and villages host their annual Carnivals. This is always on a Saturday evening which for us means a real rush with changeover. However the children do love a good excuse to dress up, parade along the street and enjoy all the fun of the judging, prizes and general run around time in the playing fields catching up with their friends and comparing floats. Despite the very unsettled forecast and a few heavy downpours this year’s turn out was commendable and made for memorable evening.

Carnival Fun

St Trinians from Coombe Mill

Agreed and designed by the children with a little adult help, we put together  a winning float from our morning feed run trailer. I did have some strange comments from the last guests arriving as I showed them in dressed up in my nurses outfit just as we left!

 

Carnival Float from Coombe Mill

Once there the boys had no problem abandoning their wigs and running off to find their friends and view the trophies still dressed in Clio’s school skirts and tights!

Theo in search of friendsGuy looking for the trophiesPrize giving, trophies galore

Our winning trophy, 3rd place in Best overall Carnival Entry!

 Winning Cup

 

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Silent Sunday / Project 52

Posted on July 15th, 2012 - Fiona

Sshhh….It’s Sunday again!

Our Kids goat, so cute in a Coombe Mill Hat!

 

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Country Kids from Coombe Mill

Posted on July 14th, 2012 - Fiona

Resourceful Kids

Last week  described my children as resourceful. I think that is a really good description for them. We try to bring them up to be self sufficient, supportive and respectful. It doesn’t always materialise but I think this week is another example of them showing initiative and resourcefulness in their play time together.

Making Snail Gardens 

It all began when I asked the children to water the greenhouse and have a look for snails and slugs to remove from around the lettuce. The next thing I knew, they were rifling through the recycling for jars and tubs to make “snail homes” for the evicted creatures! This became a serious endeavour as they scrubbed, cleaned and prepared a feast for their new pets!

Searching through the glass recyclingwashing their chosen jarsGarden making

 

Strawberries

 

Round and round the green house they went, each in search of the largest most impressive snail. I did have to sacrifice
some of my tomatoes and Clio considered treating them to a strawberry, but then thought better of it! They had such a lovely afternoon, which was perfect as Nick was away and I was holding fort with the holiday business and farm so no opportunity for a family outing. We now have snail pets in their bedrooms, I am hoping this phase will soon pass!   

 

 

Making Snail Gardens

 

Clio even found a caterpillar she named Bella to add to her snail garden. Later that afternoon she let Bella go but drew a picture to remember her by.

Caterpillar as drawn by Clio

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Country Kids is all about outdoor fun and fresh air for children. Please grab the badge below and join me here on the linky with your adventures from outdoor crafts to fun family days out.  A comment on others is always welcome and a great way to discover new ideas. 

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Silent Sunday / Project 52

Posted on July 8th, 2012 - Fiona

Sunday, Quiet please………. 

 

Out with the Donkeys on the Farm

 

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