It's always stressful for me to have that many kids come! She had about 160 children in her grade. We can only handle about 80-90 at a time as we rotate through stations, so they split the group in half. One half visited a historical site while we had the other half going through rotations on the farm.
The previous week (the entire week) was spent cleaning stalls, picking up winter debris, and looking around closely to see if there was anything that someone might get hurt on.
|One of our sweet volunteers with Princess, the spoiled goat kid.|
|Each smaller group of 6-12 children started at one of the stations and rotated through.|
One of our volunteers was in charge of blowing the conch shell every 15 minutes so we knew it was time to switch stations.
Lamb and Wool
Chickens and Ducks
|One of our hens hatched a single chick.|
She's in a rabbit cage so the visitors can see them, but not touch them.
Feeding the Goats
|Before the children were allowed to feed the goats|
they had to pick up a rock that filled the palm of their hand
and put it in the old cement irrigation box at the back of the pasture.
|The volunteers at this station had to finally put Scout someplace else.|
He kept herding the goats into the stalls
which meant that the visitors couldn't feed or pet them!
|If I had to guess....|
I would guess that this was the favorite station.
|One of the benefits we get from so many visitors is that|
the goat kids learn that people are nice.
They are generally a lot more friendly after so many visitors.
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|We didn't have a station for the turkey and her chicks.|
The children all got to see her wandering around the property.
|We hope you had a wonderful time!|