Time for a return to the woods this week, to catch the tail end of the autumn leaves. And of course, it would be rude not to cook a batch or 4 of pancakes. So the mornings began as ever mixing up the requisite ingredients to be transferred into some Tupperware ready for transporting down to the woods.
Suited and booted off we went. Quite the journey for the younger Thursday lot some of who found the walk a bit gruelling but once we build up a bit of stamina things will become easier.
On Friday we stopped in the Barn to see Simon who showed us his shave horse and draw knife in action and allowed us to take some of his shavings, top notch kindling for fire making.
On Thursday the leaves had scattered all over the top of the parachute making patterns.
On both days we played games. On Thursday Meet a Tree and Eagle Eye, and Friday also a go at Creeping Komanchi
And then of course it was pancake, story and song time… accompanied by out of tune ukulele. This week’s story Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak.
And on the way back, a spot of mountaineering