Friday, 23 August 2013

#50things Friday and Taking the Wild-Time Challenge No.23 - Visit a farm

A post from Rebecca, our volunteer member blogger, about trying our 50 things Wild-time challenge. She's going writing about our adventures with her family all summer. 


This week, Big Tot, Little Tot and I decided to take a little trip to the farmyard to complete #No23 - Visit a farm.  We had lots of fun running after free range chickens, watching the late spring lambs bounce around the fields and even had a ride on a tractor, well a wooden one at any rate!  We were all in agreement that the piggies were our favourites and we spent rather a long time watching them having a mud bath before the little porkers took themselves off for a little nap!


Big Tot then spent most of the evening trying to persuade her father that our garden really needs a pig and I am sure that I could hear Little Tot counting sheep in her sleep!  A cracking day out!   
 
What have you been up to this week?  Who has managed to tick off 25 of the #50things list as part of the Wild-Time challenge?  Thanks to so many of you who have tweeted @southeastNT, linked up on Facebook and sent in lovely pictures.  Keep going…not long left now!
 
 
To kick us off this week, something very sweet! Thank you to @heidi_smart for these: our hedgehogs made from clay and twigs found in the grounds and made @KnoleNT today #50things pic.twitter.com/gGtcrNsdKX

Big Tot is extremely jealous about this tweet…..#50things AND a tour of the lighthouse! Wow! @heather_ht113 flying kites at White Cliffs of Dover. Fab place, fab weather, fab tour of lighthouse. Thanks Derek! pic.twitter.com/4edyJzRSCk

Feeling like a bit of al fresco cooking, then off you trot to Holmwood Common in Surrey today where there will be den building, craft activities and camp fires where children will be able to cook their own lunch. Dress for mess and bring a drink along. Tickets are £20 per child (aged 7 +), 10.30am - 3.30pm. Booking on 01372 220649.

Here’s a lovely blog post here from Rebecca Wallace at Rollercoaster Mum about her recent trip to The Vyne http://rollercoaster-mum.blogspot.co.uk/... We love it at The Vyne too – so much to explore in their Hidden Realm and we still haven’t made it into the house yet either!!

#No41 Plant it, grow it, eat it…..have you ticked it off the list yet? @southeastNT have been busy in the Micheldever office with their beans.  Take a look! https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=655587554452884&set=a.333108590034117.90320.248729255138718&type=1&relevant_count=1

And on that note, this wild crop was certainly all gobbled up on the spot as I can’t see any left! @ljbarton My entry to @nationaltrust #50things & #wildtime eating Blackberries from the wild! No.21! Join in folks!! pic.twitter.com/onqIH0id32

An extra day this weekend so off you pop and have tick some more #50things off your list please!!  Lots of wonderful places to choose from…….I agree with @iheartmuthahood ‘the list is too long! Nymans, Chartwell, Polesden, Hatchlands, Emmetts Gardens - all gorgeous places to visit! :)’
Don't forget to log in to Facebook and share your pics https://www.facebook.com/NationalTrustLondonandSouthEast  or tweet us @southeastNT to be included in our Friday round up! We love hearing your #50things tales!

 
 
 

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