I can’t think of a better way to spend a lovely sunny day than walking through the countryside. So this weekend, after a hearty sunday roast we pulled on our wellies and grabbed some buckets for the journey. Experience has taught me that you either take a bucket or come home with a pocket full of pine cones, leaves and feathers! As we were at Grandad’s house this meant we could take our pick of country walks as there are so many that lead straight from his farm. It’s so nice to completely get away from any cars. The added bonus of being at Grandad’s house is being able to take his dog with us on our walk. Lily would desperately love a dog but for the time being she will just have to put up with borrowing one.
I love how the simple things in life still make my children happy. Seeing a cow or a sheep will have them running to get a closer look and a chat with some random animal and they get so much enjoyment looking for acorns and chestnuts or collecting interesting leaves. I’ve always hated days out at expensive theme parks for just this reason, children are capable of making their own fun by just using their imaginations and I do believe this should be encouraged more in our busy lives.
We enjoyed climbing over gates, sploshing through mud and collecting lots of autumn goodies. We came across spiders nests, trees that were oozing some kind of resin (Thomas wanted to stick his fingers in this), toadstools and mushrooms and prize-winning Pedigree South Devon cattle. As cow’s go I think they are pretty gorgeous don’t you?
We collected lots of treasure on the way. Now, I wonder what we can make from this?
Now on a random note, just look at the size of this onion that Grandad grew!!