A Farming Weekend

Last weekend we had an amazing time.

Staying on a farm!

Actually, we didn’t just STAY on it – the kids WORKED on it!

Here is the farm from a distance…

….and here is the little cottage we stayed in….

Run by wonderful Inger, ex-preschool teacher and now farmer, and her husband Bernt, they have an ideal to educate children about how a farm functions.

First we met Nora the dog…

…and copious cats….

This little kitten Alfie became particularly fond of…

Leon adopted a new found fondness for cows.

Cleaning their poo daily with Inger…

Checking they had enough food, and sharing it out between them if not…

(Here you can see him walking between the cows, Nora the dog following obediently)

Taking the cows out to the field every morning…

…this little calf had a stubborn streak…

In the end the others also braved the cows…

…and they soon became a favourite…

The chickens however, also became a favourite….

Not only were the eggs collected and the chickens fed, but lots and lots of dandelions were dug up for them – their big treat…

Leon helped Inger to feed the lambs and sheep three times a day…

(as did Maya later)

Maya got to ride the pony…

And Alfie just loved, loved, loved the hay loft with all its swings…

Actually, what am I saying?

ALL the kids loved it!

And spent HOURS in there….!

And if you needed some peace and quiet, you could always walk across the fields to the ‘kåta’…

At the end of the weekend even Ted was a budding farmer…

Thank you Inger and Bernt for a fabulously educational weekend – we LOVED it….!

🙂

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2 thoughts on “A Farming Weekend

  1. Wait a minute? Ted? Have i lost a whole year? He is so big?

    What an amazing opportunity for the children – I still remember vividly the one afternoon I got to spend playing in a barn full of hay so I am quite certain your family will have this experience to look back on for the rest of their lives.

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