One of our dads works at Heyday Farm on the Island, and he arranged for the Dolphin and Orca classes to come and visit. There were two parts to the farm. One part has lots of animals, all who give food: chickens for eggs and meat, sheep and lambs for meat, goats for milk, rabbits for meat, and pigs for meat. We went in the brooder house where there were lots of baby chicks being kept warm with heat lamps.
There was a big field of chickens, and Ruven, the farm intern, caught a chicken and let us look closely at her.
There was also a large field of sheep and lambs. They came right up to the fence when we came over.
We got to see how they milk a goat.
Since this goat had already been milked earlier that morning, not very much milk came out.
It was interesting watching how they give the goat "goat candy" in a bucket when they get ready to milk her. She loves it!
Some little sisters came to the farm with us.
They loved seeing the baby goats.
Heyday Farm has special kinds of dogs who live with the animals and guard them. They bark loudly if they feel there's a danger. This beautiful dog's job was to guard the chickens.
This dog loved us petting him. His job was to guard the sheep.
The Dolphins had a few moments to rest,
before they had a lovely snack.
This greenhouse has is all ready for planting.
There were flowers growing in one greenhouse. We enjoyed making the snapdragon's mouth open and close.
The Orcas went in the pen with the goats. The kids (baby goats) were very curious. They propped up on us, and nibbled on our clothes.
There were lots of nanny goats and kids.
This sow is ready to have her litter of piglets any day now. She was very big!
We fed the rabbits, and the Dolphin class got to see new baby rabbits.
It is important to make sure the animals are healthy, so we washed our hands,
and we washed our boots to make sure we didn't spread germs.
There was a newborn calf. We got to go in the stall with her. She was very gentle and quiet.
After snack the Orcas went on a walk on a trail to the park. It was a wonderful day!