Today the feed run was done by Farmer Ted. We took some left over scraps we hadas well as the pumpkin from Halloween, which was given to the pigs to playwith. J wasn’t brave enough to feed any of the animals, so Farmer Ted gave himsome bread to throw in the pond for the ducks. I got some great pictures againof the animals and one of a chicken who had climbed into the pond area! Wethink he thinks he’s a duck!!
Just up the road from Coombe Mill is a place called Hengar Manor. It’s anotherplace where my Nan used to take us swimming when we visited, and then someevenings we would go up when there was entertainment on. We decided to take thechildren there.
We don’t get to go swimming much at home. A has never been swimming! When wegot in there the children were rather clingy and wouldn’t let go. A reallyenjoyed the water and loves to splash.
We managed to coax the older 2 out of the ‘baby’ pool. K screamed rather loudlyfor some reason. They were both wearing armbands but to try and get them toaccept that they can float was hard!
However *Proud Mummy Moment Alert* J decided he wanted to go down the slide. Wegeared him on and P stood at the bottom ready to “catch” him. He wasslightly unsure at first and stopped himself before he went splashing into thewater. Once he had done it, I t wanted to go again and this time he went straightdown into the water! It was an amazing achievement for him. He’s not a huge fanof water. He hates water going anywhere near his face, so for him it was a bigdeal and both P and I were so proud of him for giving t a go!!
Then there’s K. I managed to convince her that she will float with her armbandson! I showed her how to kick her legs and move her arms and gradually let go ofher. Once she realisedshe was floating and actually “swimming” there was no stopping her!She done the whole length of the pool! So, in a space of 1 hour, she went fromnear on strangling me she was holding on so tight, so “swimming” thewhole length of the pool!! Definitely swimming lessons on the cards when we gethome.