Tuesday was a glorious day, The sun was shining so we spent as much of it as we could outside.
My eldest sticks to me like glue, she likes to dig where I dig and pull up the same weeds as me. My youngest on the other hand, likes to wander off.
|My little one likes the freedom of a large garden, but doesn't like to be confined to it!|
One minute she's by my side and the next she's at the far end of the garden heading for the drive, and when I shout her she laughs and speeds up - everything is a game! Being only one year old I like to keep her where I can see her without being a "helicopter" parent - I hate hovering over them, I much prefer to let them explore and do things in their own way and time.
|Gate and pallet to the side|
So I decided to put a few barriers in place so they can have the full run of the back garden. There always used to be a gate between the front and back but I removed it when we first got here, putting that back on (a little higher to miss the slabs) was easy. I then found an old pallet and fixed that to the side to block off where the water butt stand is.
|Chicken wire panel "gate" should do for now|
A few years ago I got given (for the time of taking it all down) an old chicken pen made up of wire panels, I've been using these for everything over the last couple of years and they've come in again to herd the children. I hinged one at the top by the other gate and another was tied by the clump of hazel at the bottom.
|Bottom of the garden sealed off|
One child proof garden. Well not child proof, but they can't get out!
|I managed to dry a whole load of clothes!|
On a separate note I was also very excited to dry my first load of washing outside! As I get older I get excited by the weirdest things!
Anyone else got their smalls out on the line yet (in the northern hemisphere)?