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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.
The stag without antlers looks half the beast
udolf our stag lost his antlers for the summer season. Antlers are shed each year unlike horns which grow once for life. The kids n holiday ... Read More
Country Kids 19th May 2018
Country Kids is a blog link up for all family outdoor fun running Saturday - Wednesday. Come and join the fun and gain inspiration for enjoy... Read More
Dinosaur world created from Jurassic Coombe Mill
Create a dinosaur world from Coombe Mill's 30 acres of ancient woodland, river, streams and ice age features. Perfect for learning about din... Read More
Circle Rolls: The loveable adventure to learn about shapes
Circle rolls is a delightful story to teach children about shapes. Follow the fun loving shapes as circle rolls into them all. Beautifully i... Read More
Lamb walking replaces dog walking
Lamb walking is the new dog walking here on the farm. Our abandoned and hand raised lamb follows obediently wherever we go. A woodland walk ... Read More
This past week we have had quite a few regular guests with school age children. I know it isn’t the school holidays but many have made the long weekend at the last minute or taken a few days off school to make it the week. Either way we had a lovely group of boys aged about 7 – 12 who had a ball with the freedom of the farm.
Too old for tractor Rides?
While Clio has been joining in and helping our out younger guests with feeding the animals, my triplet boys, Guy and Jed together with their older brother Theo have been thick as thieves with the other boys staying. They have formed a real boy gang taking great delight in not joining in on the feed run, but instead stalking and ambushing from a distance. With Tree climbing, hiding and plotting obstructions, they have been having a wild time, of cause under the assumption that we had no idea what they were up to. Ahem, boys, with that din, we could hear you coming a mile away!
We saw this one in the making whilst we were busy feeding the lambs and Dotty our pregnant pig, it seemed a shame to spoil their fun so all the parents and I played along with their game until the tractor was coming, then it really did have to be dismantled before an accident happened!
It is lovely to see the children, who might in another setting have found a farm a little to young for them , actually forgetting their grown up persona at home, leaving behind the trendy gear and gadgets and just being like kids of old and enjoying some good old country play.
Country Kids is for everyone
I love to see what others have been up to and to share outdoor play ideas, so please join in, grab the badge and link up your adventures anywhere from the garden to the beach.
So it was officially the wettest April on record, I guess it was always going to be after the BBC announced their hose pipe bans! Please BBC, don’t go forecasting of a BBQ summer next!
Rain, rain we don’t care!
There is no keeping my 6 indoors whatever the weather is up to! In fact I think they possibly stayed out longer in the rain last weekend than usual! Whether it was a quick jump around in the garden or a trek down the banks of the river they really didn’t mind that it was raining and cold. Clio in complete denial insisted on wearing her new birthday leggings and t shirt and going bare foot, seemingly unaware it was only six degrees outside!
Our Trampoline saves the day
I love these Pictures of Jed and Theo after a wet day with only indoor play at school. They couldn’t even wait to change out of their school uniforms, instead dashing straight from the car to over the lane to our trampoline. There they let off steam for an hour while it poured down on them. They were having so much fun I just left them too it and resigned myself to another wash load that evening.
Lucky on the Farm
We are lucky to have the space and freedom here on the farm, but even if we didn’t live here I think my children would still need to find a way to release some energy outdoors and I know many of you agree too as I have had some lovely links to the site in April through sun and rain. Thankfully the week here ended so much better than it started, we even cycled to and from school, a 5 mile round trip with some serious hills!
“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.