Monday, October 4, 2010

Down on the Farm

Today was the NACHO/HOPE groups tour of Shepherd's Staff Farm. It was loads of fun for all. The kids really enjoyed learning about real life farming and how to each animal has it's place and jobs in the farm yard. My favorite part was seeing how Mrs Snyder kept her gardens going and where she had failing just like me. I don't feel so bad about it now. :o)

First farm animal of the day: Kittens!

There was a lot of kitten love!

The whole group

Poor unsocialized homeschoolers...

Keeping it real: my boys favorite part of the day.

Farmer Snyder

And on his farm he had some llamas. E-I-E-I-O.

How to milk a cow...

and high-tech chicken plucking.


What the CLUCK?!

Giant bunnies

Doggy trying to eat giant bunnies. Not yet!

This lady was non too happy with the intrusion.

Her neighbors didn't mind though.

I think I found the favorite box!

Rolly the enormous farm dog.

Green house plants

"Russian Red" Swiss Chard

Lettuce for Thanksgiving

The Green house

Agh! Look at me kid!

Smart alec...

Pumpkin blossom

Feeling the seed pods

Mrs Snyder's Okra

Okra seed pod

The last of the year's peppers
They were each given a chance to make and take some plants home.

C making potted salad

G's is ready to go!
The Snyders were so sweet to let us come and visit. We all had a blast!


  1. It looks like you guys had such a great time:)

  2. Wow, looks like fun! And Great pictures.. :)