Sunday, 18 August 2013

Saturday at Grandad's Farm

We've come up to Scotland to stay on Grandma and Grandad's Shetland Pony Farm for a few days and get away from it all. Although we've unfortunately missed the very best of the gorgeous weather, it's still a very far cry from the last time we were here at Easter, when there were 8 foot snowdrifts in the back yard!


Grandma and Grandad planted hundreds of trees when they moved here 25 years ago, and now they have their own wood. It's a lovely place to play and it's full of wildlife. It also needs looking after, so while we're here we've been helping.


We've collected Ragwort - which is poisonous if the ponies eat it - and we've been repairing fences and taking rocks out of the stream.


The stream is very clear and absolutely teeming with all kinds of pond life....


We've been looking for different sorts of wildlife and we've found quite a few more interesting small creatures and clues about which creatures are here...



We've looked for trolls....


 .....but we didn't find any.... thankfully!


And kept our eyes open for snakes in 'logpile houses' - again we haven't yet found any and this is a good thing because there are Adders in this area....


Boy no.3 even had a go at driving the tractor and trailer...



And after our first full day here.....a little nap before tea....



Country Kids from Coombe Mill Family Farm Holidays Cornwall

19 comments:

  1. Awww that last picture is the cutest thing I've ever seen. And how cool are the boys' grandparents, having a Shetland Pony farm? Glad you're having fun in Scotland x

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    1. Thank you! :)
      It is super-cute...I couldn't resist taking a photo :D
      We/they are very lucky, they must be some of the best Grandparents to have! x

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  2. Aww bless them. Looks like they are having a ball.

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    1. They're loving it - the freedom is brilliant :)

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  3. Aww bless them. Looks like they are having a ball.

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  4. So cute, looks like they had lots of fun! I remember pulling ragwort as a child the smell still haunts me, and I still get the urge to pull it where ever i see it! lol x

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    1. Hahahaha....we were out walking today and our 4 year old wanted to pull some up :D

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  5. Great times to be had for children on farms. Looks like they had a brilliant time with more to come.

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    1. They really did, they're having a cracking time :)

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  6. Some gorgeous photos looks like your gorgeous boys are having a great time x

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  7. these are such amazing pics, looks like the boys are having a great time!!

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  8. Grandma and Grandad have a wonderful place, ideal for the children to explore all kinds of nature and have great fun doing so. I love all the active pictures then fast asleep on the sofa when they ran out of steam. Thanks for linking up and sharing your outdoor adventures with Country Kids.

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    1. Thanks Fiona - they really do have an amazing place, we're incredibly lucky :)

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  9. Looks like you're having a great time

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    1. Aww, we had a brilliant time, thanks Angela :)

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  10. Wonderful photos Jen! Love the photo of Boy #4 with the caterpillar, it looks like a Cinnabar Moth caterpillar to me. The last photo is so sweet.

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    1. Awww, thanks Pip! It is a lovely one of him with the caterpillar - he'd stopped picking them up with thumb and forefinger thankfully - "no pinching" :D

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