We were off to visit a family's farm for the morning, 10 morning children and 7 adults were off on a farm adventure with their backpacks on their backs and morning tea for the adults and the animals.
A short drive out past Brightwater, around a few windy roads and a step drive and we had arrived to a magic place.
The animals were there to greet us, the sheep, lambs, calf, cow, pigs, dogs, chooks, and birds were awaiting our arrival.
It was so peaceful, the sun was shining and we made a decision
that this could have been a week long excursion. We were in heaven sitting up there looking down the valley.
Morning tea over we set off into the forest, heading up to the top of the hill after the very energetic children, who were excited by their new surroundings. Reaching the top we had to call out and tell them to stop, as they were ready to go on much further. "Where are we?" I asked. "In the North Island" was their reply. Not letting on of course, some of us felt like we had tramped that far too.
We thought walking up hill was hard work, well we were in for a treat as the boys decided to take the quick way down.
This is one of those moments when you wished you had worn the right shoes, all those pin needles start to move at speed and so do you. Lots of fun and it didn't take us long. The children had not run out of energy or steam they were ready to go again. Now it was time to check out the treehouse, what a great place to play and it would be fun to sleep up here too. Wow, you can even slide out of it, slow and slippery but lots of fun. A climbing wall was attached and ladders to go up to the hut ontop.
Thanks to N's family for the wonderful morning and thanks to all our helpers, I know that you didn't want to leave either.