Earlier this month, we were happy to host a farm field trip for Wellspring Christian Family Schools. The 30+ attendees included parents and children of all ages – including two tiny babies! June, one of our farm dogs, took it upon herself to lick one baby’s face clean before we even got into the farm experience. Once all the families had arrived, we headed out for a hike around the property, making sure to climb on all the Pine Cathedral’s benches, admire the rainbow teepee left to us by the Maryland Ensemble Theatre, investigate the work of the beavers, and so much more. Though the strollers struggled with one muddy shortcut, everyone was in high spirits as we returned to the main barn area.
Here, we headed out into the horse field to learn a bit about Icelandic Horses. As Joy, our barn manager, educated everyone on the history and habits of the Icelandic Horse, the kids groomed Fandi, Snuder, and Bylgia. They took special joy in picking out the horses’ hooves. After enjoying our time with the horses, we headed to the adjacent field where the goats were grazing. Our wonderful Flint and Arrow charmed everyone.
Shortly after, the families headed to the pavilion for a picnic lunch and to run free for a bit. Our day ended with the kids climbing up and down our old stone wall with great gusto. Until next time!