We are gearing up for our (not too) grand opening ceremony and today the children made some butter to serve with our hedgerow jam. They were very enthusiastic about pouring the cream into the butter churn and starting to turn the handle but found that their arms got tired very quickly. Churning butter is hard work! Fortunately some good turn taking allowed us to keep going until we had some lovely creamy butter. The buttermilk left was too good to waste so we made a batch of girdle scones with it to eat with our lunch.
This is a good reminder of how our use of language (including our body language!) influences children. At CVN, as we head to the autumn and winter seasons, we will be thinking positively about the range of Scottish weather coming our way!! 🌞🌪🌬⛈💦❄️🌧🌦☃️🌈
We were given some spare rolls of turf and decided to give our playhouse a living roof. Hopefully it will add some more colour and interest to our garden.