Thursday 31 October 2013

Half Term Fun!

I've been having a bit of an enforced blogging break due to the fact my iMac is poorly. My Mum has kindly leant me her laptop, so I've decided to do a half-term round-up blog post now that I have a computer to work on...

This half term we have:

Celebrated my daughter's 4th birthday with a bouncy castle, lots of fun food and a piƱata

Decorated cardboard masks with felt tips & stickers

Walked in the local woods with our friends...sightings of fairies have not been confirmed or denied...

Visited Chew Valley Farm on a beautiful sunny day and fed the donkeys, goats, ducks & chickens

Painted a tea set (one of my daughter's favourite birthday presents

Dressed up as a pirate and danced at a Halloween Disco!

Carved pumpkins...scary isn't he?

And tonight we're going to Cousin K's house for some Trick or Treating

Phew! It's no wonder I've been falling sleep on the sofa in the evening!

I'm linking up with the lovely Coombe Mill and their Country Kids Linky!

Country Kids from Coombe Mill Family Farm Holidays Cornwall

Tuesday 1 October 2013

Look what we've grown!

2013 has been the first year my daughter has wanted to take an interest in gardening. It's something I'm really keen for her to get involved with. It's such a fun activity to share. She's loved watching the process of making paper pots and using them to plant seeds in back in Spring. Then in April we started to see the first signs of Spring and our seeds started to germinate.

Fast forward to Autumn and we're enjoying homegrown tomatoes, beetroot, rosemary, thyme, chives, mint and a lovely crop of apples from the tree we inherited from the previous owner.

She also helped me grow borage to attract the bees, bright orange nasturtiums and huge sunflowers. I tried to choose plants with large seeds, so that her little fingers could get to grips with them.

By growing our own vegetables, I think it helps my daughter to try new flavours because she's been involved with the growing process. She loves grated cooked beetroot mashed into potatoes with creme fraiche, lots of butter and some salt and pepper for seasoning...we call it 'purple mash' and it's amazing with sausages, fresh greens and lots of gravy!

I'm celebrating being outside with my child, enjoying the Autumn sun and linking up with Country Kids from Coombe Mill

Country Kids from Coombe Mill Family Farm Holidays Cornwall


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