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29/06/2013

Growing vegetables and chasing chickens

Outdoor childhood

So even though it's been overcast most of the week we have had some great outdoors fun. We have spent a lot of time in the garden this week, de-weeding, attacking brambles which have seems to have just popped out of nowhere and getting our little borders ready for planting potatoes and onions. We have a lot of lovely mint in the garden, which I has grown so well and smells lovely and doesn't seem to get rated by slugs which is good - they too have started to take over our garden and the little man and I are on a mission to make it as naturally free from slugs as possible, we will be making and trying out some slug beer traps next week - will let you know how that goes.

Planting onions
Planting our onion seeds

Me and Mr A are a real team in the garden and he takes directions really well, I would dig the hole and he would pop in the onion seed - we must of planted about 50 seeds plus a bag of maris piper potato seeds, let's hope we have at least some kind of harvest. Our sunflower seedlings are also now ready to plant into the garden and I cannot wait to see them grow taller and taller.

sunflowers growing
Our little sunflowers starting to sprout

snails and tractors
Snails and tractors - what more could a boy ask for
This week we also spent some time at one of our favourite places - St Fagans. The reason why we like it so much is because it's so big it never feels crowded. We spend most of our time by the little farm where Mr A can come close to turkeys and chase away chickens that want to get in on our picnic. There were also very cute piglets this week, I want to take them home.

Piglets

toddler chasing chicken

toddler farm fun


A few times it has rained on our outings this week but as long as your dress appropriately it's okay. At the end of last week we were recovering from the sniffles but I think the fresh air does you a lot of good and our favourite time of the day is when we are on our outdoor adventures.

toddler raincoat

Every week we join up with country kids link - if you love spending time outdoors with your little ones why not join in :)



Country Kids from Coombe Mill Family Farm Holidays Cornwall

9 comments:

  1. One day he is going to catch a chicken! you just wait :) What a clever little helper you have, gardening looks like such fun!

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  2. The gardening chores are more fun when the children help - thankfully our triplets are always willing to help out in the greenhouse! Lovely photos of plenty of outdoor fun in what looks like a lot of sunshine, thanks for coming over and sharing with Country Kids.

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  3. Oh he can come to my house and help with my garden. What a fantastic idea to use an old egg box to germinate the seeds!

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  4. Oh, I love the pictures of him planting his veg. Good luck with them, I hope you get a great harvest. It's very satisfying eating your own produce. I'm laughing at the chicken chasing, we have a light sussex exactly like the one in the picture and she gets chased here too x

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  5. Lovely photos of him planting the seeds, I'd never thought to use egg boxes before. I must also nip over to St. Fagan's with The Boy, maybe we'll take a picnic this week and check out the farm animals.

    Nipping over from County Kids.

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  6. I'm sorry but I just got too distracted by his Dear Zoo Wellies!! too cute! hope the onions and potatoes do well :)

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  7. Aww he is growing so fast! Looks like you had lots of fun!

    Daisy Dayz

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  8. What beautiful photos of Mr A helping in the garden and chasing a chicken! And in a beautiful country setting. Good luck with the vegetables, it's such great fun gardening with a toddler :-)

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  9. Never thought of using egg cups before - fabulous idea. Might have to steal that one! Looks like you had fun this week xx

    popping over from #CountryKids

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