Wednesday, June 15, 2011

A school trip to the farm can lead to some interesting moments...

Last week I accompanied DD2's class to a local farm.  It was a really interesting visit as the farm belongs to one of the parents from the school and we were allowed exclusive entry.  Unlike when you go to a farm which is open to the public this was a much more relaxed environment.  I think I enjoyed the visit even more than the children did and it was fascinating to hear all about the feed for the cows and the milking routines.



Here was their rooster who was keeping a watchful eye on his "ladies".  He wasn't too sure about all these children visiting his home!



DD2 just loved seeing and petting all the new arrivals.  Oh they were so cute!



These little fellows were having a little snooze, but in the next pen two young males decided to get a little frisky with each other (if you get my meaning).  Of course the timing of their amorous encounter sent the children giggling and asking, "What are they doing!!?"  The teacher was slightly embarrassed and the farmer was laughing along with the children...when one bright spark at the back (who happened to be my DD2) quite confidently said, "well it's obvious...he's giving him a piggy-back ride!"
I think the teacher gave her a gold star when they returned to school as the answer satisfied the group and no further questions were asked! Phew!!

Until next time...

15 comments:

susan said...

Sounds like the farm was a great day. Way better to be on a private one. Love the piggy back ride story. Manic here this week and next. Hope to see you after that.

Leanne said...

I love farm visits ha ha to Mr Pig.

rosie said...

Just popped over from Oz... still laughing at the pig story! love your photos, you must have a lovely camera..

randi said...

fun times! that was quite the imaginative answer. perfect timing! :)

YankeeQuilter said...

Great photos...and such a great answer from your DD!

Loralynn said...

Too funny about the pigs. When I was little and on a school field trip to the zoo, I got to experience amorous rhino's. They were male and female...so we got to see the whole love fest! My poor teacher was trying so hard to get us to go to see the monkeys and having the worst time of it!!!

Timi said...

I am so glad you had a great time :o)!
Visiting a real farm can be fun for everyone!!! I wish I could go...:o))
Lovely photos!

Amanda said...

That reminds me of another, probably apocryphal, story about a child who wondered what two dogs were up to and was told that the front dog was blind and the dog behind was helping to push it to St Dunstan's ( a home for blind service men and women)

Shirley said...

That is a well deserved gold star too. I am still laughing thinking about it.

LynCC said...

Love the rooster :D

Contented Caroline said...

Don't you just love what kids come out with, makes my heart sing. Love the picture of the chickens.

sewkalico said...

:-) Very good story!

Thimbleanna said...

DD2 is indeed a bright star -- what an adorable story! My sister just visited a farm yesterday to see a batch of new piglets. Unfortunately, they aren't doing well as the mother's milk has failed to come in. Your photos are gorgeous, as always, and it looks like the little piggies that you saw are plumping up nicely!

Madame Samm said...

Love the trip to the farm and with your camera's eye...it looked like fun...

Katie said...

Priceless!!!