Country Kids: back in the garden

Country Kids Back in the Garden

Regular readers will know that we have had several feet of snow (somewhere around eight of them I believe…!) and we haven’t been able to go out into the back garden in about six weeks!

The last time we were out there was to build a snowman back in January!

Last weekend we decided to try and venture out. The snow is still a couple of feet deep across the garden, but it turned out that it was so compact and frozen at this stage, the kids could walk on top of it. My husband, not so much!

The kids were thrilled to get back in the garden, and thought that the still buried swings were particularly fun.

There was lots of jumping off things and looking over the 7ft high fence :)

I apologise for the quality of some of the photos, I was standing back to try and better convey how deep the snow still is (and to be honest, didn’t fancy sinking into it!).

Initially steps out were tentative, with worries over sinking!

Stepping Outside 1

Stepping Outside 2

Stepping Outside 3

While the wee girls swing was still buried, the boys was just above the level of the snow…

Swing 1

Swing 2

It was entertaining to see the 8yo looking over a fence that is normally well above head height, and my husband also took advantage of the unusual view.


The kids were all happy to get back inside their play house, and we managed to find one of the wee girls gloves (left outside the day before the first blizzard); the second one is still under snow, somewhere!

The 8yo was the first to come inside, after an unfortunate incident with a rather large slab of icy snow falling off the playhouse roof, on to his head!

The wee girl wasn’t too far behind, after having some fun on the swing and playing shop in her house. The snow was quiet slippy, so daddy gave her a hand back to the door, where he sank up to his thigh in the snow!

Time to Come Inside

The 5yo was, as always, the last to give up. He spent ages jumping off the top of the remains of the snow man before finding the pile of snow against the side of the house; the result of clearing the roof of the dining room (to stop the ceiling leaking…!).

He was very proud to make it to the top, and used it as a slide :) He went up and down that pile of snow so many times, slipping and sliding on the icy surface, but always determinedly getting to the top. Bless him.

Snow Mountain 1

Snow Mountain 2

King of the Castle
[A big thank you to my husband for taking these photos :)]

Eventually it was time for my tired, but happy, boy to come inside.

Tired and Happy Boy

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!

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42 thoughts on “Country Kids: back in the garden”

  1. They look like they’re all having a ball hon, hubby included! Must be so nice to see the sun shining and know that Spring is just around the corner. Really hope the snow starts melting soon xxx

  2. I know I keep saying this but I can’t believe you’ve had just SO much snow. Glad youre all able to enjoy the garden again though. We had a teeny tiny flurry today and it feels like it’ll carry on for another month!

  3. Wow and wow – you really have had a lot of snow this year! Amazing being able to look over fences that in normal no-snow times are way too high. Fun time for your 3 but I bet you can’t wait for it all to melt.

  4. I have said this more than once, but I still can’t believe how much snow you get – it’s unreal. So glad you could get back into the garden though – what an experience! Here’s to that snow melting and you seeing the grass again one day soon! xx

    1. To be honest, I can’t quite believe how much we’ve had, but it has been record breaking this year :)

  5. How lovely to finally be able to get back out in the garden. I can’t believe how much snow you have – I can’t quite imagine having that kind of amount – enough to be able to look over an 7ft high fence! Your little ones look like they are having such a wonderful time – hope your 8yo was okay after having icy snow land on his head though. Love your new blog design by the way – looks great! :-)

  6. I love the spirit of your children, I can’t believe how much snow you still have yet they are out there making the best of it and really enjoying themselves. Well done Daddy too, perfect looking family play time. Thank you for sharing with me on Country Kids.

  7. I am STILL amazed at the amount of the snow… im not a fan of the snow when it turns icy, but sounds like you all had a lovely time out in the garden. Yeay for finding the glove….. hope your sons head is ok, and that your husband doesn’t get frost bite…. I can imagine the chills… brrr…… #countrykids

    1. I hate it once it turns icy! It was fun to get back out there, and another week has worked wonders, we might even see the ground soon!

  8. Oh this is fantastic, it looks like so much fun!! I wish we had had that much snow, though I would probably get a bit frustrated with it after a while, as we all know over here in the UK stuff seems to grind to a halt at the first snow flake!
    It was different in Denmark though, the just battled on through the snow, it was so much fun!! I miss having the snow!!

  9. I always loved it when we could walk on top of the snow–though now I’m all grown up haven’t been able to do that for years. I know it’s crazy how much snow you’ve had but I do miss it, though I remember that end-of-winter feeling back in the States of thinking, Oh please god, no more snow this year!

    1. I do like that we have proper seasons, but we’ve just had such a ridiculous amount of snow this year, enough is enough :)

  10. Gosh, I still marvel at just how much snow you’ve had – and still have!
    But it must feel good to see it slowly start to melt away, even if it is just very, very slowly!
    I’m glad they had a different type of fun in the snow, and no doubt it’ll change again as the snow changes your environment, again

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