Our friend Janine from Ambury Farm had organised a special day for us - a visit to the Riding Therapy centre at the other end of Ambury farm. We had mat-time as usual, looked and smelt and felt the day and then we had a long long walk to the centre.
Being out in the natural environment is a great way for children to gain understandings of the natural world and in this case of the seasons passing.
The trees are in our favourite farm paddock "the Lost Gardens". we like it there and often spend time there exploring.
When we got to the centre we had morning tea together under the trees.
Then we went off to the stables and we were lucky enough to see the farrier working putting new shoes on the horse.
We walked along and patted the horses - they were very patient and coped well with so many small children. The children were very calm and quiet and got to pat the noses of the horses.