Living Arrows | Down on the Farm

‘You are the bows from which your children as living arrows, are sent forth’ Kahlil Gibran

The Living Arrows photo project is about celebrating childhood by capturing it in a photograph once a week. I will be joining in with a photo each of Mabel, Greta and Ernie, hopefully using it as a way to improve my photography skills, as well as creating a lovely collection of photos for us to look back on at the end of the year.

This week our photos are from our little trip to the farm on Saturday afternoon. We have an annual membership which is brilliant because we don’t have to worry about getting there super early and staying a long time so we can make the most of it, we can just turn up as and when we feel like it and when everyone’s had enough we can go, knowing that we can always come back whenever we want, and we haven’t wasted the admission price.

There was lambing going on at the Farm this weekend, which we all found very exciting! We didn’t get to see any lambs being born but we did turn up not long after a birth, so we saw 2 lambs that were less than an hour old. I must say the Ewe looked surprisingly well considering she had just given birth twice, I wonder if she hypnobirthed?

Child watching lambing

Mabel loved the lambing, she watched them for ages asking lots of questions about when each lamb was born and comparing it to when I had Ernie, she was transfixed.

girl on father's shouders

While Greta watched from the safety of Daddy’s shoulders. You can see her poorly eczema skin in this photo, one boy asked her in the play area ‘why have you got spots?’. I wish I could take it away for her.

Baby sleeping in wrap - woven wings Mr K

And yes, little Ernie was asleep in the wrap on Daddy again…

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  1. April 4, 2016 / 8:06 am

    How funny we both have pictures with one of our girls on daddy’s shoulders 🙂 ours was minus an extra one in the sling, but he did used to do this!! Sounds like a lovely place to visit and see the lambs. Fab photos x

    • Louise
      April 11, 2016 / 9:11 pm

      So funny we seem to be in sync recently!

  2. April 4, 2016 / 9:19 am

    I have to say I love the woven wrap! Beautiful colours 🙂 I haven’t taken the kids to any lambing days, you’ve reminded me to get on it.
    Sophie x

    • Louise
      April 11, 2016 / 9:11 pm

      Thank you, it’s from Woven Wings, we love them!

  3. April 4, 2016 / 11:44 am

    Lovely photos! I love places where you have a membership, so you don’t feel it’s wasted money to just pop in for a quick visit. I love seeing all the baby animals too. I really feel for Greta – I suffer from eczema on my face too, and it’s really a horrible condition. Lots of children do grow out of it though, so I really hope hers improves.
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    • Louise
      April 11, 2016 / 9:12 pm

      Thank you, yes I hope she does too. At least at the moment she’s too little for it to affect her confidence

  4. April 4, 2016 / 12:16 pm

    I love that last photo! Super Dad indeed! x #LivingArrows

    • Louise
      April 11, 2016 / 9:13 pm

      He is pretty super, although I don’t tell him that too often 😉

  5. April 4, 2016 / 2:04 pm

    This sounds like a lovely day out! I love the names of all your children – beautiful. Nothing more precious than a baby in a daddy sling! Such a gorgeous picture xxxx
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    • Louise
      April 11, 2016 / 9:14 pm

      Thank you! I know, I just melt when I see Carl babywearing

  6. April 4, 2016 / 8:39 pm

    I think lambing season is a lovely time of the year, and a great way for children to learn about birth and babies

  7. April 6, 2016 / 6:25 am

    Lovely photos again!! I must teach my Dave to wrap the Robot in a woven! He uses a buckle at the moment but I like seeing a man in a wrap!!
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    • Louise
      April 6, 2016 / 6:26 am

      It’s taken Carl 3 babies to get the hang of it but he’s now converted!

  8. April 6, 2016 / 8:20 am

    Lovely photos, how cool you got to see such a freshly born lamb! Not sure how I’d feel about birthing and post-labour with an audience poor sheep haha. Poor Greta, hopefully she’s got the confidence to handle it. My youngest has a birthmark that is usually hidden but always commented on when not.

  9. April 6, 2016 / 8:28 am

    Oh what absolutely adorable photos! And YES that is a Super Dad right there! Ernie sleeping, too too cute x x #livingarrows

  10. April 9, 2016 / 7:52 pm

    Our two absolutely love the farm – and your Hubby definitely needs some gold stars. He really is winning in the super Dad stakes! x
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