Once the animals are fed, he collects the eggs, using any bucket he can lay his hands on to do so. This one being an empty horse supplement bucket that Jill uses who keeps her horse with us. It’s a job he can do himself and I like the sense of achievement he gets from it. Looks like he does too?
I simply had to tell you about my son’s latest adventure. He wanted to play on his computer, which given the chance he would do all day every day. Of course I don’t want him to do this and although I’m sad that he would choose to spend time locked in his room instead of being outside with us, I don’t blame myself for this. Kids are kids and they’re exposed to these things if we like it or not.
So on Saturday, I decided to bribe him to come outside (rather than threaten to take his technology off him permanently 😉 ).
I made him a treasure map which basically was a walk around our smallholding. We packed up a bag which included a flask and some fruit and a biscuit as adventurer’s need sustenance. He took his telescope and a spare pair of socks. Loaded up he went on his travels and I’ve never seen his face beam so much. He had 3 tasks to do on his travels.
Find an intact leaf, look for goose/duck eggs and find a daffodil but don’t pick it yet. He also did a tally chart of all the animals he found. Slightly worrying, he found 4 sheep when we have 3, but let’s move on.
He completed his adventure and found his treasure was a mini egg in the greenhouse, that his Granny had bought him when they babysat the other night. He chose to sit in the greenhouse and ate it. Happy days.
|He didn’t know I had taken this..awww|
|Checking off his list|
|Counting mole hills (he’d be there some time)|
Good evening all, I am back!
I haven’t meant to take time off but last week I devoted to studying for the exam that I had coming up, which I promptly failed. Again! I was gutted to say the least. I have spent a lot of hours to studying but obviously it just wasn’t enough on the day. I am undecided as to what I will do, ie resit it or leave it. It’s an exam thay would further my work (potentially) but I don’t need it right now so I am doing no harm taking my time.
So that is behind me. Moving swiftly on, we’ve had pretty much a week of dry days followed by some really hard frosts. I think Jack Frost has killed off some tomato plants but I will wait and see what happens. Their leaves have turned purple which I am told is a telltale sign. Yesterday and today we have been back to the rain that we had a couple of weeks ago. Seriously, I don’t know what’s going on with this weather.
No goslings yet though I did get a sneaky peek at the eggs when she went for a brief wander around. It shoukd be in the next 5 days that we have goslings. The ducks are starting to sit on their eggs too.
My son is well and truly getting into the egg collecting and using his initiative to do it. The horses have had a nice few days out and the hens are laying well. We did lose one of our rescue girls sadly. She went downhill rapidly and went of her own accord. Very sad but part of it I guess.
The rest of the rescue hens are learning to get out of the rain and starting to act and look like normal hens.
We also have harvested our first rhubarb and I used it in a cake which went down well.