Tuesday, 19 April 2011

Farm Holiday

We had no intention of making it a family tradition to go on a Farm Stay for mummy's birthday but somehow it has happened that we have done it two years in a row and we may just keep it up.

For me it is the perfect way to spend my birthday - away from the lure of household jobs and mundane daily chores I get to spend really relaxing quality time with my two boys.

We couldn't get a booking at the one from last year so we tried a new place Ferguson Farmstay in The Ferguson Valley (WA).

This time we had another family with us which really made it all the more fun for Noah at this age.  The kids love the autonomy of being able to wander to each other's cabin in the morning and head off solo to the rabbits or the trampoline.  Everything is so well suited to children and they get so much enjoyment from all the activities.  

It's so nice for me to see Noah collecting eggs and then eating them for breakfast and understanding all the more clearly that they don't just come in a carton from the shop.

All last week we did craft activities relating to farm animals getting ready for our trip away and it's all culminating in the very exciting delivery tomorrow of our eggs which we will be watching hatch into chicks all over the easter weekend.  More on that later.


  1. That looks fabulous. My husband is always saying we should do one with our three boys. I think they'd love it.

    Love the pics!

  2. Gorgeous photos! We live in Melbourne's south east suburbs (kinda country) and my children love to go to their grandparents to collect the chickens eggs and feed the alpacas, and chat to the neighbours cows. Lol!
    I think you are right, it is good for them. i love that my children are growing up with an appreciation for the simple things in life.
    Looks like you had a fab family break. Can't wait to hear about the hatching of the chicks.

  3. Oh my goodness Kirsty Anne I hardly recognise your big boy. School hols start tomorrow. Would love to catch up with you guys xxx

  4. This looks like great fun, Kirsty!

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