Today I hosted a field trip for 24 six and seven-year-olds and their accompanying adults. Thanks to the Farm Club for helping me out yet again. Kathy, Dona, Mary, and Maggie (Mary’s daughter) all helped with the kids. We split into two groups for petting animals, learning the differences between hay and straw, sorting “sheep” in the chute (with shoe-laces, without shoe laces), etc. I don’t have many photos because we were busy with the kids but I caught a few.
I always ask the kids if they think I have crayons in the barn. They say “no” and then I show them my crayons.
Kathy demonstrated how we use crayons.
The demo turned into the farm version of face-painting.
After the groups got back together, Rusty showed how he works sheep.
Then the kids watched us demonstrate carding, spinning, and dyeing. We read a story, gave them all a postcard with Rusty’s photo and they got back on their bus. Us adults retreated to the shop for de-briefing and visiting with the A/C going. Thanks Farm Club!