What more could you need for an hour of fun in the garden? A water filled sledge, sticks, leaves and a little bit of mud…
I remember loving to make potions as a child. Mud pies, flower cakes; as long as it involved dirt, water, leaves, flowers and seeds it was a hit. I particularly enjoyed it when our creations later sprouted green shoots (generally grass!).
There is definitely something to be said for the process of mixing and splashing and digging and sploshing and adding and stirring.
A dash of mud and a sprinkle of leaves!
It’s a serious business making potions in the garden. One where three heads are definitely better than one, where team work results in just the right ratio of dirt to sticks. It has to be stirred and checked, swirled and inspected. Repeatedly :)
Inspected and tested until just the right consistency of leaves and water is reached, and just the right colour of brown is achieved…
There is something quite wonderful about watching your kids do something, without prompting, that you loved as a child. Memories come flooding back, your own childhood comes into focus. You remember how much fun it is to be young and just play outside. No gadgets required.
I’m linking up with the wonderful Country Kids at Coombe Mill, as always. Click on the badge to see what everyone else has been up to and be inspired to get outside!