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Thursday, July 21, 2011

36 Hours with a City 6 year old in the Country

A few weeks ago Mr.G's God daughter/niece came to spend some time with us at our country home. Keep in mind she lives in the city and since we don't have children, we have yet to focus on things like swing sets; bikes etc. that would help occupy a child.
But our little house guest surprised us, she was already to spend a day with nature. Armed with a net, bug observation cage and her pal Dolce, she was off to see what Mother Nature had to offer.

Dragonflies floated about with ease.

Birds fed at the bird feeders

Humming birds took the nectar with ease from a feeder. She was over the moon excited to see this tiny creature.

Of course she was determined to catch a little nature for her observation cage. This little dragonfly was not quick enough.

We lounged the morning sitting enjoying the warm weather , on the Muskoka chairs by the stream. We saw some fish swim by.

After lunch.. we decided to go on a country drive and explore a local farm...

The strawberries were ripe for the picking, so with all in agreement we ventured onto the wagon and to the strawberry fields we went.

Our little city girl took to the strawberry fields like she had been doing this all her 6 years. Picking the juiciest and reddest berries.

She had that pail filled in no time....

We got to see some of the farm animals... Mr. Bunny was adorable...

The goats were quite the characters...

and our little city slicker was brave and couldn't resist petting the goats.

Of course one's visit to a farm is not complete until one sits on a tractor...

After all that picking and farm animal petting, we worked up quite an appetite! One that only

This place could satisfy!!!

One thing about living in the countryside .. the ice cream shops serve up the best ice cream!

Our little gal is an experienced ice cream eater. She requested hers in a cup so as not to share any with the ground. She was delighted with the sprinkles that capped off her ice cream mountain. 

After a day filled with adventure ... we all lounged back at our home, talking about all the fun we had. 

What did we do with all those strawberries? You ask...

Stop by next week and see how we finished our 36 hours with a 6 year old..

Note: the dragonfly was released back to its waiting family and friends.

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  1. Those strawberries look DELICIOUS...yum!! Can't wait to see what you did with them!

    Looks like such a fun day :)

    <3-Cami from Serendipitious Life

  2. Looks like an exciting day for her..and you!
    The strawberries are beautiful! Looking forward to a recipe to help me use mine up!

  3. Beautiful time with family - love it!

  4. Looks like you guys had an amazing time!

  5. Great pics!! And the strawberries do look yummy : )

  6. Ditto on the strawberries, and the pics were really nice too. You sure do live in a beautiful place.

  7. What a little angel! How lovely for you to spend time with a little girl who appreciates the country; what a cute little lady :-)

  8. I am sure that she will never forget this lovely day.. I still remember days in the country when I was little ... so magical.. I would also squeal with delight to see a humming bird .. xx

  9. Popping in from FF&P, but I already follow and I'm here every day anyway!

    It looks like you had a wonderful time and I'm sure those memories will last her a lifetime as well.

    Do I sense strawberry pie in a future post???

    Happy Wednesday!

  10. Children love nature - not much else required! How fun!! :)

  11. Strawberry picking and ice cream?!
    I'm I-N!!

    Looks like she had a lovely time.

  12. Great pics, and for some reason EVERY kids loves to sit on a tractor! Visiting from SWW, come see me some time...Orangies Attic

  13. What a perfect way to spend the day! Can't wait to see what you did with the strawberries!

  14. Oh, what a perfect day. So glad you had a nice time with the little one. xo

  15. what sweet photos - so glad to hear you ladies had a lovely time together. that's definitely something to cherish!

  16. Looks like fun! Those strawberries are amazing!

  17. I read this post last night and forgot to come back and comment. What a fun adventure you all had. The berry picking is my favorite and the ice cream eating doesn't look bad either :)

    I bet your niece had the time of her life! You are such a good auntie and Mr. G a good uncle. xo, A

  18. Wonderful, WONDERFUL post! What a great experience all-around. Those strawberries look unreal!

  19. Dearest Celia,

    What a precious time you all spent together! You are both so considerate for showing her the true nature and the life on a farm!!! She will never ever forget this. Cute thing and Dolce teamed up nicely with her.
    The strawberries look so juicy and sweet. You got lucky.
    Enjoy all of your special times together, squeeze the life out of summer!

    Lots of love,


  20. I think all kids should spend some time in the country! When I was younger, my aunt and uncle's farm was one of my favorite places to visit!


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