This summer our family has been looking for opportunities to work on farms in some capacity. The other day we had the amazing opportunity to help a friend with some farm work. The kids really got into it. Abigail, of course, wanted to do anything she could to work with the animals, as she wants to be a veterinarian, so volunteered to clean out the chicken coop.
Caleb and I helped with the gardening and prepping some areas for another planting. We had to make sure we knew what the vegetable plants that were supposed to be there looked like so we would know what to pull up. I think it is SO important for people to know where our food comes from and how to make it grow as naturally as possible.
Kids are never too young to learn about sustainability. Even the little one, Miss 2-1/2 year old Emily did her share.
What better way to celebrate a hard days work in the hot sun than with a cool of in the water at the local beach? The kids had so much fun playing in the water with their friends. It was just an amazing day.
I believe there are so many valuable and important things to learn that aren’t taught in a classroom. Our goal during our homeschooling adventure, in addition to things kids an typically learn in school, is to learn where our food comes from, about all the different jobs on a farm as well as learning about where our food comes from and especially how small farm raised/grown differs from commercial farming. We’re hoping we can find more opportunities like this in the near future. This amazing opportunity earned us an unexpected and DELICIOUS farm raised chicken to bring home and cook up for dinner!