We went here as part of a class field trip to the farm with our school. I had never heard of the farm before, so it was a new experience for all of us.
Upon arrival, we were greeted by staff and divided into groups. Each group had a tour guide. Our guide was Miss Barbara. She was a very nice elderly woman. She guided us through their vegetable garden and gave us a brief introduction to the farm. Then she took us for a walk up to see the Sow and her piglets. She taught the children a little about the pigs, including that a Mommy pig is called a sow. Next we visited the sheep. Here they were taught that the mother is a Ewe and the babies are lambs. Here they were allowed to pet the lambs, feel their wool and feed them some feed by hand. Next we visited with the cows in the barn. There was one beef cow and one milk cow in the barn. Here Miss Barbara allowed the children to pet the milk cow. After that, she led us around the barn where we saw the calves. She said their names were butterscotch and praline. She also told the kids to be real quiet & maybe the calves would come up close to them. A couple of us were even able to get "calf kisses" on our hands. After viewing the cows, we were led around to the chicken coop. Here they saw several groups of chickens of various ages & a rooster. There was even a house for the baby chicks where the kids were instructed to sit on bales of hay. Here they got to pet a baby chick and were given a lesson on various types/colors of eggs.
Near the end of our tour, Miss Barbara gave us a review of the farm lessons. Using her apron she asked the kids to name each of the animals (cow, chicken, pig, sheep) and to name their mom/baby names (cow/calf, hen/chick, sow/piglet, ewe/lamb). As she went along, she pulled stuffed baby animals out of her apron pockets and asked the children where they should go on the apron (to match them with their Mommy). As they went along, she would Velcro them onto the correct position. This was such a cute and educational lesson.
After our tour, we were led over to a big metal trough where the kids washed their hands with soap and warm water in preparation for heading back to the bus for lunch.
Overall, a nice tour of the farm. The kids seemed to enjoy it. It is a small farm, which is perfect for small toddlers. Our guide, Miss Barbara, was very nice. Walking trails are mostly dirt/grass and some gravel here and there. It was raining when we were there, but it was not that bad in terms of mud/dirt. They do have a few picnic tables on location should you want to pack a picnic lunch or some snacks. Our guide did mention that they have events throughout the year where they have food trucks come, sheep shearing, etc. IF you are looking for a little more than just visiting with the animals. There is a small fee for non-members.
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