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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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




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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Silent Sunday / Project 52

Posted on July 8th, 2012 - Fiona

Sunday, Quiet please………. 


Out with the Donkeys on the Farm


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Posted on July 7th, 2012 - Fiona

Craft activity in the Garden

A little time to play alone is great for bringing out the imagination in my children. Sometimes these afternoons fall apart at the seams when an alleged injustice sparks a major fall out. Last Sunday however they teamed up, squabble free, to create parachutes for their toys. 

Dashing in and out to collect their equipment, their enthusiasm and teamwork was a delight to watch. For once I let them be with no chasing to clear up until the fun was through. 

Homemade Parachutes in Making

Cutting the Bin BagsAttaching stringLightweight teddy attached

Team work by the kids to finish the parachute



















Then it was up the fire escape to test out their invention again and again!



Country Kids June Sun Hat Winner

Every month I select a lucky winner from the previous month’s posts to receive one of our lovely Kids Coombe Mill Sun Hats. Doubles up well as a rain hat too this year! Recapping over the fantastic spread of outdoor fun ideas in June my chosen post is Full steam ahead from Single Married Mum, well done on a great post. Farmer Nick has been thinking of a train for Coombe Mill and showing him how much fun your children had on their day out has just pushed the project further up our “to do” list so thank you!

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Silent Sunday / Project 52

Posted on July 1st, 2012 - Fiona

Sunday snap of the week from Coombemill


Majestic Peacock


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