There is something very satisfying when when you are able to meet a need while doing something you love. I live on a farm which I love. I love little children and I was an early childhood teacher for many years and not so very long ago, a special needs teacher.We have managed to create a beautiful farm, which has a good feel about it. We are able to provide education and food for those looking for an alternative.
And now for quite a while, little children have been on my mind (could have been heavily influenced by becoming a grandma). I some times miss my days working with young children. And I think about all the challenges that there are for young parents who are looking for something different than what is currently available to them, for their children
So things started ticking over in my mind. How do I combine the things I love to do, and fill a need? I came up with a farm based birthday party. It was to be very simple, and child centred around ordinary things that happen on the farm, like, feeding the ducks and chooks......
|I made little baskets out of milk containers to carry the bread for the animals. I picked up the old bread from our local organic shop.|
|Fresh, home made, preservative free, nourishing food.|
Tricia and I held our first Farm Birthday Party a few weeks ago...
|There was time for opening presents|
|And time to do farm things|
|Collect the eggs|
|Grab a bean to eat|
|Pat the guinea pigs|
|Feed and pat Sir Bowie Charles|
|Then time for birthday cake|
|And a seasonal story|
|With a small take home gift for each child. A jar of honey and sunflower seeds this time to go with the story.|
It was wonderful to have Tricia along with me for this first party, but she has since decided that we are just a little too far away for it to be possible on a regular basis, so I'm on my own from now. Thanks Tricia for all your help and encouragement and I look forward to Little Eco's party in just a little while.