Thursday, October 15, 2015

Field Trip Fun!

Tuesday morning the three first grades at Skillin went on our first field trip! The Rideout and Jordan families of South Portland and Cape Elizabeth welcomed us to their farm, The Alewive's Brook Farm in Cape Elizabeth. Caitlyn Jordan led us on a tour of the farm with important stops to pick green beans, carrots, beets, peppers, potatoes, and finally pumpkins. Phew...farming is hard work! We also got to feed the chickens and taste apple cider as part of our snack. Although a bit rainy and drizzly at times, we had an awesome time learning about farming in a fun, engaging way!

Check out the farm's site: Alewive's Brook Farm

And check out the photos:

 Caitlin welcomes us to the farm and talks to us about the green beans we will harvest.
We are First Grade Farmers!
Bees on the farm are an important part of helping the crops grow.

Green beans are in the bag!

Check out this carrot!

Good lookin' green pepper!

The chicken coop.

Feeding the chickens.
Farmer Jodie used the tractor and potato digger to dig up the potatoes for us!
Time to pick a pumpkin from the patch!


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