Over the last two weeks, Junior Infants have been learning a lot about the farm. We have learned about the animals found on the farm and the importance of farm safety. We also made fantastic farm animals at our creative table and played with the farm set. To supplement what we learned in class, the Bowen family kindly invited Junior Infants to visit their farm. We were delighted to take them up on the offer and had a fantastic tour and a very memorable day out.
These sheepdogs work very hard herding the sheep and cattle on the farm.
These amazing flowers were made at the farm’s very own metalworks.
Aren’t they beautiful?
Mr Bowen showed us a nice lamb!
He allowed us to pet the lamb too!
It was lovely and soft!
Next we saw two fat pigs!
They love to eat fruit and vegetable scraps.
We called this one Black!
We thought Spotty was a good name for this one.
The pigs snorted a lot and sniffed around us.
These are mountain sheep and their horns help them to protect their young from the fox.
We scattered nuts for them.
They ate them all up!
This is the duck house where the ducks spend the night and lay their eggs.
They were outside in the sun.
After a little encouragement, they entered the duck pond for a swim!
We had a great view of them!
This is the interior of the hen house. The hens sleep here and lay their eggs here too!
We were lucky enough to see this hen lay an egg right in front of us!
These are two blonde cows. We watched them eating nuts.
These are their baby calves!
The last stop on our tour was the cow shed. Here we saw the cattle being fed with hay from a round bale.
The cattle put out their heads and eat the hay from the ground.
This little calf is only one day old!
We were allowed to pet it.
Finally, we had a lovely picnic with lots of goodies, including buns baked with eggs from the hens we saw earlier!
What a lovely end to a grand day out!
Many thanks to the Bowen Family and also to all parents who helped out on the day to make it such a fantastic experience. Míle Buíochas daoibh go léir!