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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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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).
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Football mania has overcome our house this week. Not for Farmer Nick who has never shown any interest in football, but for the children it has been immense. The garden has been turned into a football pitch for my wan-a-bee football stars. From the youngest to the oldest, they have all been letting off steam with a good old leather ball. Lovely easy entertainment for me, I would rather they took the ball to one of the meadows but in true kid style they insisted in playing just outside the kitchen door. Presumably so I could watch and photograph their legendary moves!
It makes me so happy to watch their growing independence and see them just take off together to do something without me, especially when they are all inclusive with one another and finish up still best of friends.
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“Tales from the farmers wife” shares life on our lovely holiday farm with Farmer Nick and our 6 children. Step into our beautiful 30 acres and experience nature close up with farming and educational crafts in stunning North Cornwall. Family, fun and adventure start here.