Summer Pastimes

Me, Kayla & Babe

HEY – it’s me, Hannah, I’m back! (That’s me pictured above with a little friend and one of my ponies.) If you have never seen my previous posts please check them out by clicking here >>> How to Draw a Dragon & Our Crazy Animals!

I did it! I finished grade 8 (and part of grade 9 actually… there are some perks to home schooling like; going at your own speed πŸ™‚ ). I’m so happy school is finished and that I am on summer holidays! HOORAY!!! What do you do during the summer – when there’s no school to distract you?

Playing video games is all very well, but in the summer??? No, I think summertime is for getting outside for a walk, going for a bike ride, jumping on the trampoline with the sprinkler underneath or… you could simply drop a water balloon on a friend when they aren’t paying attention! πŸ˜‰ The possibilities are endless!

Summer pastimes may vary, but in my opinion it is the best season!
For two reasons;
1: No school!! :}
2: and well…. NOOOOOO SCHOOL!!! (Hee hee! πŸ˜‰ )

So what do I do during the summer?

Well… usually I go camping with my family at some point but because we live on a farm far away from downtown and a little distanced from most friends then one needs to get creative; I can train the pigs, play with the chickens, give the horses a bath, go for a walk with the dog, or give the barn cats some attention.

This is one of our newest barn kitties – her name is ‘Mrs. Norris’.
(I know, a very grown-up name for such a little girl!)
This is our other newbie – his name is ‘Eragon’.

I really like toΒ  listen to music and hang out with the animals – sometimes daydreaming, sometimes drawing, or thinking up new ideas for a story. (I actually find that a farm also has its own type of music too: the horses are the beat, walking along, the chickens are the guitar chords, clucking and crowing while the dog is a singer barking at the cats. πŸ˜‰ ) You could ride in the wood-shed wagon down a hill and have it tip with you still in it and fall – hands and knees – into a puddle. Or you could carry a hen around and see if she eats more grasshoppers than your brother’s hen. You could jump into the horses’ water trough when you’re hot and run – barefoot – around their pen, jumping, playing, rolling in the dirt and then getting back into the water… who knows?!Β  (Just so ya know – these are all based on VERY real experiences! πŸ™‚ )

This is one of our piglets – her name is ‘Squirt’.
This is my favourite hen – her name is ‘Sweets’.
She is so tame that she’ll eat out of my hand and I can carry her around with me anywhere. πŸ™‚

Hannah πŸ™‚

10 thoughts on “Summer Pastimes

  1. Hannah! This is a great post about summer. I just showed it to the boys, and I think they were inspired! (although, you may need to be careful to watch out for falling water balloons next time they are over!)

  2. Well well Miss Hannah,
    You truly do have a colorful life on your farm, one that you portray with such happiness and delight that it makes me want to move in with you. You are doing exactly what a young girl, or boy for that matter, should be doing…exploring the world around you and exploring your own imagination. Your childhood is full of memories, sights, sounds and feelings…and by the sounds of things you have already begun filling your memory with some fantastic, truly magical ones. Thank you for sharing some of your memories Hannah….they truly are the colors of the rainbow πŸ™‚

    1. Thanks Emalee! It was really fun to write, and my favourite thing was running around in the horses’ pen! Wow was I dirty after that one! πŸ˜€

  3. Love it Hannah!! You sure have a way with words! Enjoy your beautiful, shcoool-free summer! πŸ™‚

  4. Love this Hannah!! I would like to squish little Eragon… he’s adorable. So is Mrs. Norris. You have GREAT names for your animals!!!

    1. Thanks! Eragon is my kitty, I really wanted an unusual name for my cat…plus ‘eragon’ is one of my favourite books!!

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