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This blog has been created to allow family and friends to share in and become part of the experience of 'Down at the Farm'.
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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Tuesday, January 18, 2011

A new year begins at the farm ...

Our visits to the farm for this year began today with Aki, Tom, Violet, Rosie, Holly and Tommy along for the day.

Holly and Rosie, who are sisters and Tom and Violet who are brother and sister are quite the gang as they are also all best friends.  The vibe amongst them was really good and shared by us all.  It was very easy to be part of all that love and the pleasure they take in each others company.

Tommy found all the big kids fascinating, was very joyful and curious and happy.  Aki took it all in his stride, share some wonderful moments with each of the children and slipped in and out of imaginative play all day with the greatest of ease. 

Loads of adventure, loads of fun and happy tired children at the end of the day.

We warmed up with a visit to the guinea pigs, a smooch and some cuddles by all except Tom (as is the way with life, they just weren't his thing and that was fine) and everyone was ready to go see what else the farm had in store ...

We walked through the gardens, met Pebbles the cat, another very smoochy farm friend, checked out the sheep and headed down to the goats.

Now that was a highlight.  We had so much fun.  The goats can seem a little intimidating, yet are very social and loads of fun.  They were all doing lots of prancing and head but dances this morning.  Tommy and Aki loved it and we sat with them for ages.  The girls really got into the fun of it all here.  Holly loved it, Violet got excited and as we spent more time, she saw how fascinating they were.  Rosie was happy to share all this with her friend and Tom watched at first and figured if her was with me, the goats might be fun ... ... and they were.  They bounced around us, butted into us, sat and watched us, let us hand feed them and as Violet said, 'They were very interesting.'  Indeed ...

We picnicked, we talked, we climbed, we played, visited the pigs and the worm farm, saw horses and the donkey.  Most of all though we enjoyed each other immensely.

Big Tom and little Tom

Best friends Violet and Rosie



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