Tuesday, 14 October 2014
Autumn so far has been kind to us this year and the warmth of the sun has meant frequent walks around the village. I'm proud that Reuben can identify many different wild flowers and fruits along the roadside. He can spot figs, plums and blackberries. He comes home clutching bunches of sweet pea, cowparsley and dandelions which he likes to put in a small vase and keep in his bedroom. We were out at the weekend picking rosehips and sloes. 'We're going to make sloe gin' he explained to his little brother, 'it's a drink for grown ups'!
Our new sideboard has become a bit of a nature table with a bird's nest that I found whilst grape harvesting, conkers and acorns. We're finding leaves from different trees, berries (for the birds) and of course the ever favourite sticks!
Do you have a nature table at home? What's on yours?