I had already chatted to Fiona, the lovely owner of Coombe Mill on Twitter and knew that my family would love it there. I wasn't wrong.
We arrived late on the Saturday afternoon, and after a quick look around our fabulous Scandinavian lodge, we set off to find the animals. We were greeted by some ducks who decided to accompany us on our walk, much to the delight of the children. We then came across these fine fellows who are obviously used to being fed by visitors. We felt very guilty at being empty handed and promised to return the following day, bearing gifts.
The next morning we were all up bright and early to go on the first feed run of the week. I don't know who was more excited, me or the boys! Farmer Ted arrived on the tractor and the boys couldn't believe it when he asked who wanted to drive!!. Needless to say, Zac and Ethan couldn't wait to have a go. We were very lucky that there were only a few children there and so every child got to have a go at driving each morning.
Here's some of my favourite photos from the feed runs
I took over 250 photos throughout the week and it is so hard to choose just a few, especially as the animals were so photogenic.
I enjoyed the feed runs just as much as the children, even with a wilful 2 year old to look after....
There was one other thing that the children loved to do every morning. They were determined that they would be able to get the sword out of the stone!
|The Sword in the Stone|
I've decided that it's impossible to write about our fabulous stay at Combe Mill in one post, so watch out for the next instalment. I've developed an innate love for this beautiful place and Cornwall as a whole and can't wait to go back.
I am linking up with Country Kids on the Coombe Mill blog