Eliza on the Farm by Carole Langman

Summer on the Farm


Eliza & Ben outside Bowerland


Paddling pool time!


All images by Carole Langman

The Summer of 2018 will be remembered for the long sunny days, which seem to have stretched back as far as April right through the months to July. And what did you get up to in this lovely sunny weather? Well, here at Bowerland we are fortunate enough to have lots of outside space to play in. Forget the dreary winter days, the long dark months, the constant rain. That is a distant memory.

Bowerland is Great for Children!

Bowerland really does come into its own during Summer.It’s great for children, with the riding of bikes and scooters, the watering of plants, and harvesting fruit and vegetables and much, much more! There are so many exciting things to do. School has now broken up for a good long 6 weeks, and the time stretches ahead of us. But even during the school holidays, work does have to go on. And in this wonderful weather there is a lot to be done outside. There are always so many projects on the go and in previous years we have been hampered by bad weather, which limits what you can do outdoors. But this year it has all changed.

Summer 2018 – Playing in the paddocks, walking in the woods, and snatching precious hours with which to enjoy family time spent together. And how 6 year olds can play! Their imagination runs riot! Games that I would never even thought of! There is an avid fascination of diggers and dumpers – and all that goes into concrete laying. Let alone tractors, and the like. How wonderful it must be to grow up with the beauty of the countryside and all it has to offer you, especially around where you live. Of course, dogs, cats and horses help to keep you busy!  And what about sheep, llamas, goats, chickens etc, the wish list goes on and on.

As a child I experienced my summer holidays in the city, which was very different to being here at Bowerland. Although there were parks, and even woods to play in, it wasn’t quite the same. But I was lucky enough to live beside the sea, and as a young child played in the pool on Plymouth Hoe if we were lucky. It seems like when you are young summer stretches out for ever.

To be honest, you don’t need much! A paddling pool, a picnic lunch outdoors, or even a simple insect hunt often does the trick with children.  And the latest hobby we have got into is bird watching. The last time we visited Buckland Abbey near Yelverton we purchased a Bird Spotting Kit – which just offers just the right amount of information and guidance for a 6 year old.

So here’s to a long and lovely summer with lots to do and see – hope you are enjoying yours! Read more of our Friday Favs blogs HERE.


About the Author: Carole Langman works behind the scenes at Bowerland Cottage Holidays and Devon Dogs as the Business Manager. Her office is always a hive of activity, and with the vast amounts of work Carole has, we never really know how she gets through it all! To unwind, she loves gardening, hikes around Bowerland, travelling and writing.

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