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SHFS "LIFE ON THE FARM" EXPERIENCES: Ages 3-5

$30.00

STONE HOLLOW FARMSTEAD, A LIFESTYLE.

"LIFE ON THE FARM" EXPERIENCES 

CLASSES ARE HELD ON SATURDAY MORNINGS BEGINNING IN MARCH.  CLASSES ARE DESIGNED TO FIT THE AGE OF THE CHILDREN. WHILE DESCRIPTIONS ARE THE SAME FOR 101-103 IN ALL AGES, THE LEVEL OF ENGAGMENT IS VASTLY DIFFERENT.

AGES 3-5 / 1-1.5 HOUR SESSIONS. WE REQUEST 1 ADULT ATTEND WITH THEIR CHILD.  CALL 800.285.8950 ext 706 TO RESERVE YOUR CHILDS TIME.

“LIFE ON THE FARM” SATURDAYS ARE DESIGNED TO INTRODUCE CHILDREN TO THE JOYS AND VALUE OF FARMING. CHILDREN WILL TOUR OUR GRADE A DAIRY AND CREAMERY, EXPLORE THE HERB AND VEGETABLE GARDENS, VISIT WITH THE MANY HERITAGE BREED ANIMALS AND LEARN ABOUT SUSTAINABLE FARMING AND ANIMAL WELFARE PRACTICES. THE FARM IS BEAUTIFUL AND SERENE. IT WILL STIMULATE THE MIND AND CALM THE SPIRIT. TIME ON THE FARM WILL BE FILLED WITH INTERACTIVE EXPERIENCES. PRIOR TO SAYING GOOD BYE, BE SURE TO STOP BY THE FARM TASTING TABLE AND ENJOY OUR FARM FRESH PRODUCTS.

WHAT TO EXPECT:

WE WILL MEET YOU AT THE FARMSTAND (BEHIND THE BARN). IN THE EVENT OF RAIN, WE WILL HOLD CLASSES IN THE BARN OR UNDER OUR TENT (BE SURE TO BRING RAIN GEAR). PARTICIPANTS SHOULD WEAR FARM APPROPIATE CLOTHES INCLUDING CLOSED-TOE SHOES OR BOOTS. BE SURE TO WEAR CLOTHES YOU DON’T MIND GETTING DIRTY, AND WEAR SUNSCREEN AND BUG SPRAY.

YOU MAY ATTEND ALL 3 CLASSES (101-103) OVER THE COURSE OF A SUMMER OR IN CONSECUTIVE WEEKS. EACH COURSE INCLUDES A TEE SHIRT AND FARM BAG.

 

FARM EXPERIENCE 101

FARMER FOR A DAY  

UPON ARRIVAL, SENSORY OVERLOAD COMMENCES.... SO WE JOIN THE CHICKENS & DUCKS TO GATHERING EGGS WHILE TAKING IN ALL OF THE SHFS SURROUNDINGS. DURING THE CLASS YOU WILL MEET OUR MINITURE PONIES, PLANT A FEW SEEDS, PET THE BABY GOATS AND SCRATCH OUR TEA CUP PIGS BELLIES!!! JOIN US AT THE TASTING TABLE BEFORE YOU LEAVE TO EXPERIENCE SHFS AT ITS BEST!!

FARM EXPERIENCE 102

GARDNER FOR A DAY

WE WILL BEGIN THIS DAY IN THE BEAUTIFUL SHFS GARDEN, LEARNING ABOUT BENEFICIAL AND NON-BENEFICAL INSECTS AND SEEING OUR FOOD SYSTEM AT WORK FOR US. WE WILL DISCUSS THE NECESSAITY OF HONEY BEES IN THE GARDEN, WATCH THEM HARD AT WORK AND SEE HOW HONEY DEVELOPS FROM THE PLANTS IN THE GARDEN.  BEFORE YOU LEAVE WE WILL RELEASE BENEFICAL INSECTS INTO THE GARDEN AND OF COURSE WE WILL PLAY WITH THE BABY GOATS!

FARM EXPERIENCE 103

DAIRYMAN / CHEESE AND BUTTER MAKER

IN THIS FARM EXPERIENCE WE WILL INTRODUCE CHILDREN TO THE PROCESS OF MILKING, SEE WHY WE THINK FRESH MILK IS THE BEST MILK AND MAKES THE BEST BUTTER AND CHEESE. WE WILL MAKE BUTTER IN A JAR WITH MARBLES, WE'LL  DISCUSS THE PASTURIZATION PROCESS OF MILK AND ITS INVENTOR, LUIS PASTEUR. YOU WILL ALSO HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO BOTTLE FEED THE BABY GOATS, AND EXPERIENCE FRESH MADE CHEESE, BUTTER, MILK AND JAMS AT OUR TASTING TABLE.

 

 

 

 


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