It has been a dreadful week for weather here, we have had torrential rain and bitingly cold winds. The girls have still been outside a lot though. Daddy is working from home at the minute and they are loving being able to drag him out at every available opportunity. I doubt he’s actually achieving much work!
I have a few less pictures this week, as he was in charge of my camera and it mysteriously stopped working. He did manage a few though before that happened.
Our youngest daughter is a huge fan of the Julia Donaldson book, Superworm, so she was delighted to discover her very own Superworm. They passed the worm about between them, taking turns at holding him – I am reliably informed, by the girls, that it was a him. They are a little young for me to explain that earthworms are actually hermaphrodites, that’s a conversation that can wait a few years!
Daddy eventually persuaded them to put poor old Superworm back into the soil and they headed off to see the baby calves. They really aren’t very old at all and our neighbour has them in our field for a couple of weeks, much to the delight of our eldest daughter.
The little calves were very scared and wary, but she stood in front of the gate and talked to them in the softest voice. I was amazed at her patience to just keep standing there, talking and watching these calves, she had her hand through the bars of the gates telling them that she was friendly and wouldn’t hurt them. Her patience paid off, because eventually they all came right up to the gate to her and a couple of them even had a lick at her gloves. This pleased her no end, she really does have a deep rooted love of nature and animals right now and I am fascinated watching her reactions and watching how she interacts with them.
They also took a trip to our local nature reserve to see the start of the migrating birds, but this is where he broke my camera! It has gone now to be repaired, so hopefully, full photographic service will be resumed by next week.
I am of course linking this post with my lovely friend Fiona from Coombe Mill for her fantastic Country Kids linky. If you love being outdoors with your children, or are stuck for ideas for entertaining them outdoors, go and have a look, you will get inspiration and some smiles too.
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