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Mud, Mud, Glorious Mud!

Mud Really is good for you!

Building a cob house (mainly from mud) is probably the most enjoyable and healthiest activity I have ever taken part in. Not only were we covered in glorious mud on a daily basis, but we were inhaling all sorts of lovely natural fauna. We were also lifting very heavy mud and sculpting it into shape. It was back-breaking work, but taught us that we could achieve anything if we worked together as a team. It is still home to many of our wonderful chickens too. They stay warm and dry in their pretty little mud hut.

And the truth is that mud is extremely good for you. Just check out mud faces masks and you’ll see what I mean. But I can honestly say that getting down and dirty is also good for the body – both mentally and physically!

“Children love getting dirty. They are drawn to puddles like muddy magnets, with no regard for footwear or the colour of their clothing. But getting mucky could have a powerful effect on their wellbeing, too.”How mud boosts your immune system

So, next time your children or grandchildren come to visit – get your wellies on! Get out in the garden with them. You will probably benefit from the glorious experience just as much as they do.

The Hippopotamus Song (Mud, Mud, Glorious Mud)

The various stages of building the Cob House

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