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Friday, April 8, 2011

Sleepy heads yet lots of fun

A general feeling of tiredness was looming today, yet there were still many smiles and great moments of friendship between everyone.

With five pairs of tired legs, we didn’t manage to make it too far around the farm.  As you can imagine with ten little legs and ten very interested eyes, sometimes it can take up to an hour to reach even one destination.

We had a picnic very early on in the day; in fact that was our first mission. Food was eaten and lots of fun was had. Dan started a game of putting his hat on me and everyone copying him, I kept pretending to be each of them, then Dan pretended to be me by putting my sunglasses on. It was lots of fun!

We then went to the beach (horse chorale) and played there for quite some time. Freya kept bringing me things she had made, like chocolate cake, and bickies but my favourite was brocciflower, a nice combination of broccoli and cauliflower!

As Freya was calling out things she was making for me, Mac and Frieda joined in with making me a big cup of seaweed stew and some apple juice. Minnie had been putting sand in my shoe, after hearing apple juice she presented me with “apple shoe”, boy was I full after all these tasty treats!

We tried to head back to the barn to have another picnic but we came across a bucket of water and that was the entertainment for the rest of the day. Dunking hats in the bucket and putting them back on their heads. Lots of laughing and big gasps as the water went down their backs. Then Frieda started a new game of dunking the hat in, then hanging them all up to dry and singing a song about it. The farmers setting up for the weekend market were also very entertained by this.

We did finally make it up to the barn, with enough time to have some very yummy and healthy cake that Frieda and her mum Emma had made for us to share, Thank you Emma it was very yummy!

I’m very certain that all will sleep well tonight.

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