Considering how much time we spend outside in the New Forest and gardening its odd that this is the first time I've linked up with Coombe Mill's Country Kids before.
Since Monday Moo has been going on about the shooting stars – the joys of a child able to watch, read and understand Newsround! So at 10:45pm I woke him up (I did try Megan but she shouted NO! at me!) We saw a few nothing spectacular but enough to keep a 6 yr old happy! We lay outside under a duvet on top of two giant floor cushions not sure how it happened but I then somehow agreed to sleeping the following night in a tent in Nanny's garden! Well that was an experienece! But I'll let M&M blog about that.
For a while now I've been joining in with #DorsetHour on Twitter it's a great way to meet local businesses and also promote my own services/products (its from 7:30-8:30pm on a Monday evening). Ages ago Goldhill Organics told me all about there “Wednesday Weeding” you come and weed and in return you get a lovely box of veg. Moo loves this kind of thing so I really wanted to take him along. But Wednesday is Beaver night and then we have been busy the first few weeks of the holidays it just never happened. After swimming then sleeping in a tent then film club in the morning by late Wednesday afternoon both M&M were pretty tired, part of me hoped they'd be too tired to go but no such luck. After making the decision to go, M&M fell asleep in the car and it started raining and I was thinking Oh Dear!!
BUT we had the best time! Now when they say weeding they actually mean weeding! It was hard work! I sweated and ended up with manic hair frizz! Megan had a break halfway through hiding in the squashes to nibble a sandwich or two. Moo got really stuck in and asked a few questions too. After the squashes we went over to a sandier field and I helped weed the leaks while M&M ran in and out of a sweetcorn jungle! Highlight of the day for Megan as she LOVES sweetcorn! So imagine her utter delight to go and pick her own to take home!
The farmers at Goldhill Organics were all really friendly and lovely. They answered lots of questions from M&M and gave them the full on tour. It was great for M&M to see fruit and veg in its natural habitat – we grow some but nothing like this – and to see the various stages that each plant goes through and Jane gave them tons of recipe ideas!
I think the pictures say it all how happy my two were. If you get the chance to pop along Goldhill Organics is situated in Child Okeford, Dorset – weeding is from 5-6:30pm, but if weeding isn't your thing there is a lovely shop and cafe open Wednesday-Saturday from 10am-4pm.
And here is Megan the next day eating the corn she picked.