Do you want to build a snowman?

The recent snow we had was too powdery to be good for building a snowman. We made the most of it in other ways though. When it finally started to melt last weekend, I thought we might have better luck as the snow was a little wetter. We had to be quick though as the snow was melting fast!


Jessica with a snowman - "Do you want to build a snowman?"


Jessica and Sophie were initially keen to help me roll a couple of big snowballs to make the snowman. We gathered up most of what was left in the garden. It made for quite grubby snowballs though as the garden was quite muddy. Thankfully there was still some fairly clean snow left on top of the fence panels that were waiting for the thaw to be put up. I collected as much of the clean snow as I could in a trug. It was perfect for covering up the big muddy snowballs and making the snowman a little bigger.


Sophie rolling up the snow in the garden to make the snowman


The girls werenโ€™t quite as keen on building a snowman as I was though! They were having more fun making footprints in the snow on the path. Sophie also spotted some bird footprints by the fence.


Bird footprints in the snow


Once the snowman was nearly finished, they became a bit more interested. Sophie helped me find some sticks for his arms and some stones for his eyes. Both the girls were quite happy to pose with Mr Snowman once he was finished!


Jessica, Sophie and Daddy with the snowman


It was just as well we grabbed the opportunity to build the snowman as an hour later, most of the snow had melted away. Our snowman did manage to hang on for a day or so before he melted away too.


Country Kids from Coombe Mill Family Farm Holidays Cornwall



  1. March 10, 2018 / 9:03 am

    yay! I’m so glad you managed to build a snowman. We had plenty of snow but the kids just were not interested in playing out in itt. #countrykids

    • Louise
      March 14, 2018 / 9:26 pm

      Thanks Anne – it was lovely to get to build one even if he didn’t last long!

  2. March 10, 2018 / 10:14 am

    It’s great that you got the girls out building snowmen with you, definitely an activity that needs to be done whenever the chance arises. The fact that the girls went off and did their own thing whilst you were building the snowman made me chuckle, at least they were having fun in the snow together. I love the shot of the girls and your husband stood with your snowman, clearly the perfect use of the final days of snow.

    Thanks for linking up with me on #CountryKids.

    • Louise
      March 14, 2018 / 9:27 pm

      Lol, yes but at least they were having fun even if they weren’t joining in with the snowman building! It was nice to be able to build one before it melted though ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. March 10, 2018 / 11:30 am

    You made a wonderful job with your snowman, even if you didn’t get as much help as you had anticipated! Your girls look thrilled with the end result #countrykids

    • Louise
      March 14, 2018 / 9:29 pm

      Thanks Louisa. They were having fun even if they didn’t want to join in the snowman building ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. March 10, 2018 / 12:05 pm

    As much as it snowed the snow was rubbish here for building a snowman. Yours looks great!
    It sounds like you had fun in the snow x

    • Louise
      March 14, 2018 / 9:29 pm

      Thanks Kim, our snow was rubbish for snowman building too until just before it melted.

  5. March 10, 2018 / 12:57 pm

    What a lovely looking snowman! We also managed to make one with T. We had so much snow too, which never really happens in North Cornwall apart from dusting. T asked if it was going to happen again, I said I doubt it ๐Ÿ™‚ #countrykids

    • Louise
      March 14, 2018 / 9:35 pm

      Glad you managed to enjoy it while you had it! ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Louise
      March 14, 2018 / 9:35 pm

      The girls tried earlier in the week but the snow was too powdery. By the time we had the “right” snow, they were less interested! ๐Ÿ™‚

  6. March 10, 2018 / 10:32 pm

    I think that’s ones of the great joys of a snowman, that they then stick around for a couple of days. Mich x #Countrykids

    • Louise
      March 14, 2018 / 9:36 pm

      I do like the fact that there’s still that little pile of snow staying for a little longer ๐Ÿ™‚

  7. March 10, 2018 / 11:41 pm

    Oh this has made me laugh, so funny that you were more keen than they were! Lovely photo and I’m sure you’ll look back on it in the future and they’ll remember making it with you.

    • Louise
      March 14, 2018 / 9:37 pm

      Lol, yes it was definitely mostly me that wanted to make the snowman!

    • Louise
      March 14, 2018 / 9:37 pm

      We got there in the end! ๐Ÿ™‚

  8. I too find the most fun part is to decorate the snowman with hat, scarf, eyes, nose etc. I love that pic of the bird’s footprints, so cute! x #CountryKids

    • Louise
      March 14, 2018 / 9:45 pm

      That’s the bit that my girls love doing most! ๐Ÿ™‚

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