We haven’t been very far travelled this week, a combination of atrocious weather and a very tired nursery school girl have kept us closer to home.
In between the heavy downpours and gale force winds, we have gone out walking in our fields and lanes. The girls love getting their wellies on and just wandering through the fields. They could spend hours standing on a five bar gate just watching cows!
The big excitement for them this week though was the appearance of a new wind turbine at the quarry a few miles up our road. They have a total fascination with these things and our youngest shouts “I can see a windmillo”, every time she spots one.
So we put some drinks into our back pack and of course our berry basket (we don’t travel far without it these days) and set off into the fields to see the windmill. The shouts of delight at the sight of it, reminded me of just how easily pleased toddlers can be. So I then took them further down the lane where we can see two more at the Michelin factory,
We walked and ran, to the furthest away field, one we don’t often get into in because it is usually full of cows and it’s quite a long walk for our youngest. She handled the distance with surprising ease. They scoffed berries along the way and then stopped under a tree to say hello to the cows and have a drink. The only blight on the day was when she stumbled and managed to sting her face on some nettles.
On the way back home, they squelched in the mud by the field gates and had an obligatory splash in some muddy puddles – well you can’t have that much rain without having a muddy splash in it, can you?
I am linking this post with the fabulous Fiona from Coombe Mill for her terrific Country Kids linky. Families having lots of outdoor fun together.