Tuesday, October 7, 2014
Petting Farm Visit
This morning we visited a farm that Mireille owns.
It is a petting farm with a wonderful variety of animals.
We were able to feed many of them by hand; like the chickens and roosters.
The goats and sheep.
They were very eager to eat from the children’s hands.
They lick the food rather than bite.
The Shetland Pony and donkey were a little shy.
The miniature horse was willing to come close and be poked.
The big duck taking a bath was entertaining.
Are these llamas or alpacas?
Alpacas, we learned from the farmer.
The children were fascinated with pulling the hair off the fence.
We saw four peacocks.
And one baby chick.
Two potbelly pigs with deep snorts rather than an oink.
A cat that loved all the attention and petting.
And a 12 year old rabbit named Charlie.
Thank you Mirielle for sharing your farm.
We enjoyed our own snack and a story under an apple tree in Mirielle’s yard.
Tomorrow, back at school, we will work on building a barn from these