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Enjoy the children, their love for each other and their open hearted wonder and excitement.
Over time you will get to know the farm through their eyes and will see how they spend their day with each other in a very rich, organic way.
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Friday, September 24, 2010

Lessons from a little slug ...

Friday morn was very gentle for Carly's little gang.

It started with just Frieda, Gabriella and Mac together.  The two girls had a moment to rest into one another's company.

Together with Mac they said hello to the baby lambs and along came Darcy to join them.

Gabriella was really asking all her friends if they would like to come to the sand pit with her (the horse corral) .. .. using beautiful manners and being very caring with her very personal manner .. .. she found out that, 'Yes!', they would all love to join her.

We actually never made it to the sand pit.  Instead we spent some time on the seats near the cafe .. .. under the trees.

Gabriella found a strip of plastic from a straw that had a slug in it.  She gathered everyone around to investigate.  They were all very interest and spen quite some time looking and asking question like, 'Carly, what is it?'  'Carly, can I eat it?'  'Carly, can I touch it?' 'Carly, can I squash it?' 'Carly, can you eat it?' 

I hung in there, (giggling to myself) and giving full answer and explanation.

Yes...no...why or why not and then we put little sluggy on a rock and put the plastic in the bin.

The rest of the day was different to other weeks as we spent much of our time with Danella and her gang. 

This was an organic unfoldment that was really good for us all.

Lots of moments with the children finding new friends and learning new ways to interact. 

The beautiful thing out of this was Frieda and Dawn absolutley loving each others company.  They had a real feeling for each other and real understanding and enjoyment.

There were many harmonious moments of different mixes of children and also many simple moments of one on one play that worked well.

It was wonderful to observe and see all the children in a new light through this.

It was also a great addition to our day and time seemed to just vanish...

Hmm...is that Frieda dancing with Dawn and holding onto Mac ...

Dawn wrapping herself round Mac ... big wrap lots of gentle ...

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