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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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Wednesday, June 15, 2011

What a way to travel and continuum with the past ...

Have a look at Samson and Kornelius arriving at the farm ...

... where else in Melbourne could you ride through the middle of a cafe and land on a farm ... that's Samson's dad Dominic providing the pedal-power for these two little friends.

In the early morning we noticed a pile or two of wood growing in the back paddock .. by saturday night that will be our bonfire pyre .. can't wait!

A while later we walked the bike path.  Quite a familiar route in days gone by when Frankies sister Pepper, Kornelius sister Agnes and Samson's brother Harvey came to the farm ... for Mika and Oliver it was a new adventure.

The kids loved it, they stood and watched the children at the Steiner school playing for ages.  Their curiosity and questions I loved.  The watched a big mob of kids playing with a soccer ball for ages near a basket ball hoop and Samson piped up and asked his friends, 'When are they going to put something in the hoop?'

We chatted with the goats, fed the horses fresh grass, saw Mickey the donkey, visited the calves, saw where the bees lived and finally ended up near the entrance to the convent a hallowed ground for play in days past.  

The children loved it and for me it was nostalgic watching them discover a tree well loved by older siblings ...

Finally we came to the she-oak trees and I told the children how special they were and how they came to be there.  For those of you who don't know read here, here and here. This was quite an intiation into something new for the children and Kornelius, Samson and Pepper were all beaming proud with the story of how they came to be there for us to play amongst.

The most beautiful thing of all was that the came that emerged was new, of these children and their love for each other.  A lady called Lucy, her little girl sunday and dog called Scout stopped by and we got to share the story with her.  She knew the little clump of Ash that had been loved and played in by many and now knows the story of the She-oaks to share as well ...

Oh and cutest expression of the day had to go to Oli ... he talked about his mum during the day and would say, 'Libby said ... and tell us what he wanted and would end with ... her names Liva-beff.'

... and dont' forget, you can always double click on a photo to go to the album for that day, see more and download your own copies if you like.

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