The day after that the queen's child comes in;
And oh! I am glad that nobody knew
That the name I am called is Rumpelstiltskin!"
Today we had a go at spinning.
Ds2 had a go and was a right little Rumpelstiltskin, even managing to join in the fleece again when the thread broke. My attempts were, well, let's just say that I need the practice.
Yesterday we exercised the kids at a local nature reserve, taking a picnic and a few bags for anything they happened to collect en route (they always come back with something, don't they?). We found some complete shell fossils that had come loose from the sides of the quarry, and a dried up (slightly crunchy) beetle, which I think is a female stag beetle. There were loads of butterflies, some photos below. (For some reason my camera is having trouble focusing close up at the moment, well focusing on anything other than faces, so apologies if they look a bit fuzzy).
Poking in the water. I'm not sure what for, but there were some pretty big fish jumping around.
We're such fungis to be with (groan)
Layers of fossilized shells
Painted Lady butterfly
Peacock Butterfly on a scabious flower
Some sort of moth I think. Not big enough to be a tiger moth, so I'll need to look it up.
And what does the canine member of our family think about all our recent goings on..?