After a weekend of lavender picking, we hadn’t quite had enough so on Monday we visited a larger local lavender field for a walk with our friends from 3 Kids and a Gluestick and others from our Home Education group.
Minutes after the first picture of Rabbit was taken, she was stung by a bee and I wondered if we would have to go home, but she was very brave. One of our friends had just bought her an ice pop which helped!
After meeting in the cafe area, we set off on our walk up to the top of the field. It is just about the shortest possible distance that can be defined as a walk! On the way up, I discovered that Tiddler is very hard to keep track of in a big field of lavender, Rabbit knows how to do cartwheels and Monkey thinks it is funny to hide and not answer when he is called. (I informed him that is wasn’t and after a couple of reminders he got the message!) When we were near the top, we stopped for a snack and a drink, after which some of our friends had to go home.
We then decided to walk round the edge of the field, where there is a wide path, so that it would be easier to keep track of the children. We spent some time at the top playing Fruit Salad and Duck, Duck, Goose and then walked the rest of the way round fairly quickly as it was getting late.
We saw quite a lot of butterflies but most of them didn’t stay still for long. Just before the end of the walk we were lucky, though, and this comma butterfly posed for a photograph!
It is such a lovely place to visit, and we are lucky to have it so close to our house. I think we’ll be back there very soon!