Sunday, June 3, 2012

Saturday at the orchard

Our school has an orchard where the kids tend to the trees, study insects, keep bees and obtain honey, pick fruit and make jams, among other charming things. Each year the school asks the children to come help do some extra maintenance on the orchard. We always attend, as it's such a remarkable opportunity to have a school orchard situated so close to us.

This year, a sheep and her 2 lambs were there as well, which made for a little extra fun. After the kids worked on painting the tree trunks with a chalk solution to prohibit insects from climbing the tree to eat the leaves, the kids were welcomed to romp with the sheep a bit. Good fun for a Saturday afternoon.





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