Saturday, 25 June 2016

25/30 - a dirt-filled day in the garden

One of my most contented places to be with my family is out pottering around our garden. 

After weeks and weeks of rain, we were rewarded with a sunshine-filled Saturday so we all ventured out to our much neglected and very muddy backyard.

While Mark and I raked garden beds and cleaned out the insanely muddy chicken coop (poor chooks!), the kids had their own very serious projects going on. 

Over a couple of hours they worked intently... first making a 'dust bath' for the chickens in an old laundry basket (then desperately trying to convince them to sit in there!). Then they decided to make their own compost in a bucket using plenty of dirt, scraps, chicken coop droppings, and so on. The next project was a 'bug playground' and their own little veggie garden. 

Needless to say, there was a lot of digging in dirt and mud going on all morning! They are gloriously messy and happy as they invest in their own play - I love it.

Kids at play in the dirt, winter sunshine, family time together on a quiet Saturday.... I tell ya, it may not sound that thrilling but to me, it simply doesn't get better than this!

Documenting delight, every day in June.

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