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Farm Trunks

Inspired by the Department of Natural Resources’ Wildlife Education Trunk, we have created a new kind of farm mail: Farm Trunks! Farm Trunks are old metal toolboxes filled with different nature-themed classroom fun. For example, our first farm trunk, which

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Recent Farm Mail

Since the beginning of the school year, we farm folk have committed to creating and dropping off ‘farm mail’ at all of the county’s Head Start classes each week (except when the snow stops us!). The past two months have

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New Farm Comic!

Our latest book has no words at all. Nope, not even a title. Instead, it is a comic strip that goes along with one of our recent videos ‘Let’s Ride a Horse.’ As our young preschoolers are a little ways

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Recent Farm Mail

We have been having so much fun making and delivering farm mail to all of our Head Start friends! Each week, we drive around Frederick and Emmitsburg to make our rounds of all the classrooms – two classes at Frederick

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New Virtual Learning Videos

As our preschoolers are still not able to come visit the farm at this time, we are making more distance learning videos to share with them. The children in both the physical and virtual classrooms have been enjoying their small

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Virtual Farm Visits

With sixty of our Head Start friends in virtual classrooms this year, we decided to join in on their weekly sessions over Google Meets. At the start of their class, we introduced ourselves and took a tour around the farm

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Farm Mail (with Dizzy and Daphne)

For our third week of farm mail deliveries, we brought our two silkie hens, Dizzy and Daphne to join in the fun! Our items of farm fun included a laminated class copy of our latest book, The Farm Alphabet (read

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We Got Mail!

As detailed in a previous blog, we have been sending our friends in Head Start some ‘farm mail.’ These fun little books and letters are delivered each week by us farm folk, in person. When we did our pick-up last

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New Farm Story: The Farm Alphabet

To expand our collection of farm stories, we ventured into the staple of every preschool classroom, the alphabet. Of course, we made this alphabet story farm-themed, with each letter representing something from the farm. Of course, some letters were a

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Farm Mail: Week One

As of now, we are unable to visit our Head Start friends in their classrooms due to Head Start licensing visitor policy during Covid-19. However, we are allowed to drop things off for them, so we have created the farm

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