The neighboring school’s Kindergarten kids spend some time at the urban homestead to learn, smell, taste and feel.
Farmer D shows a ball of cotton we grew here at the urban homestead – we give each kid a ball of cotton to take home
The kids squeal when they see the tromboncino squash
Animal petting time. I pass around one of duckies for the kids to pet
Jordanne takes another one of our ducks and goes to those in back rows
One of the highlights when the kids come over is petting Blackberry. After the kids did their share of petting her, Jordanne led her back into the enclosure the kids simultaneously started chatting “bye bye Blackberry, bye bye Blackberry, bye bye Blackberry!” So cute.
Before heading back to school the kids see if they can spot insects and butterflies in the front yard
They found some!
The kids just love visiting “the farm” as they call it
After one class was done, it was time for another. This one comprising of preschool and pre-K
No, we all aren’t having some weird sneezing fit. It’s the always fun smelling test we do with the kids. Before hand we pick a bunch of fragrant herbs, pass it around the kids and then
Have them crush the leaves and smell!
Then come the animals for petting time.