Saturday, March 21, 2015

Yay For Spring - Farming -Dandelions - Rain - Veggies - Hatching Eggs - Farmers

Signs of Spring are all around us. Daffodils are popping out and blossoms are on the trees. This is the busy time when we plant and tend and get the farm ready for the long Texas growing season. Many classes are coming out on a regular basis to incorporate their TEKs lessons on the farm and we are bringing the farm indoors as Mrs. Pillers class is incubating eggs for our coop expansion. Exciting times are ahead. We love our school farm!

Sunday, March 15, 2015

Brr..., This Has Been An Unusual Winter

A typical Texas winter brings very little snow, but this year we have had several late snow events that have put a kink in our farming activities. We are late in planting several of our crops, but you can't speed up the process when Mother Nature is involved. So, we have had to go with the flow and provide lots of indoor farming activities with a few opportunities to dash out and learn. It certainly is never a dull moment on our school farm.

We picked frosty spinach and made quesadillas.

Some 1st grade friends found a break in the wet weather for a bug hunt to tie into their curriculum, to see how animals and plants  benefit from each other.

5th grade stepped out after lunch to learn about erosion, deposition, saturation, slope and weathering on a day when recess was cancelled.

Farm Club made seed tape with our Moss Haven Marigolds to sell at our next Pop Up Farmers Market.

Then there was snow.., and an awful lot of it.

We are looking forward to warmer weather and dreaming of spring, right around the corner.

Friday, February 27, 2015

Healthy Harvest Pop Up Farmers Market

Sales were brisk for our first Pop Up Farmers Market. We offered 100% organic, farm fresh parsley, sage, rosemary, thyme, cilantro plants, wildflower seed bombs and chicken eggs. We sold out of eggs right away, which didn't surprise us. It was a great lesson on supply and demand that even the youngest farmer understood. The less that you have of a desired item (farm fresh eggs), the more you can charge. #LessonsInLifeFromTheFarm

Look for our next Pop Up Market at MHE. Stop by and check us out the last Friday of March.
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