Trying to find that magical balance...one day at a time
Wednesday, 21 October 2015
We met a chameleon this weekend...
And a Rhino beetle
We were awaken by unusual sounds - a cock crowing
and the calming sound of sheep walking to the pastures.
We build our own fire and cooked and egg with only dirty water, a tin and 3 matches supplied. Some eggs were cooked - others landed raw on heads.
We made a compass out of a leaf, pin, magnet, plastic bowl and water....
We build a nest for an egg with newspaper and sent it flying off a tower with a refuse bag parachute.
Some eggs landed in tact - others did not.
We hiked up a hill to an old reservoir
and swam in a muddy farm dam.
We saw the most spectacular sunsets
We socialized with friends, learned to be independent and had so much fun!
As for mom, she kept an eye from a distance, was the official camp photographer and helped out with activities. It was great to see my kids interact with their friends. I loved how especially the boys gained confidence in doing things on their own. It was a great weekend with the Voortrekkers.
(I really do not know how to explain what the Voortrekkers is to the non Saffers - but the best I can compare it to is the Scouts with a cultural angle)