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Coombe Mill Blog
"Tales from the farmers wife" shares the funny and interesting happenings on our lovely holiday farm with Farmer Nick and our 6 children. A behind the scenes look on balancing family, farming, the holiday business and cooking for all.
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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
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!
Do please keep your outdoor adventures coming in. The linky is live every Saturday till Thursday. From a single photo to tails of a great day out, if it’s outdoors and with the kids I love it, just grab the badge and join the fun. If you can spare a few minutes to comment on what others are doing too, I’m sure they would appreciate it, and it could spark a new idea for you too.
Farmer Nick had the boys sweeping the shed floor. Not an exciting job but they were pretty keen as Daddy had promised a turn on his new toy if they did a good job!
Nick had the electric Gator on trial for the week to see if it would be a benefit on the farm. Lots of fun to be had but at £5000 second hand I persuaded him that it really wasn’t anything he couldn’t do with the tractor and trailer. I fear it may be a hollow victory as he and the kids clearly loved it and I have caught Nick since eyeing them up on e-bay and on the John Deere web site!
Disappointed that all the fun was over, the children headed back to the shed. Here they became inspired by the bag of floor sweepings they had collected. I am sure I have the only children who can amuse themselves with a bag of dust! They rigged it up to Dad’s ceiling chain, designed for working on the tractors, and used it as a boxing bag, kick bag and swing. Ten out of ten for initiative boys! (Just for the record I was overseeing this little game at a distance just to ensure there was nothing sharp or dangerous in their punch bag and that it would take their weight for swinging).
What have you been up to outdoors with the kids this week? Do please grab the badge and share your family fun on the linky. A comment on others would be much appreciated and a great way to find outdoor inspiration.
“Tales from the farmers wife” shares the funny and interesting happenings on our lovely holiday farm with Farmer Nick and our 6 children. A behind the scenes look on balancing family, farming, the holiday business and cooking for all.