Friday, September 26, 2014

When The USDA Comes To Town..., We Invite Them To The Farm Of Course

  1. The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is an agency that oversees the American farming industry. USDA duties range from helping farmers with price support subsidies, to inspecting food to ensure the safety of the American public. We were thrilled to have them stop by for a visit to Moss Haven Farm.

Principal Henderson and our student farmers led them on a tour of our gardens and chicken coop. They learned about our compost program, solar panel, water collection system and of course our chickens.

We love the leadership opportunities that are ever present with our farm program. Our students are growing up producing food, tending to animals and learning to care for the land. We are creating Stewards of the Earth and we are all the better for that. 

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Farm Club Begins Again

We love back to school time, but back to farm club time is a celebration of friends and farming. It's a bond that is strong and also very very fun!

Glad to have farm friends buzzing  around the farm after school. Many hands make light work with lots of fun along the way!

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Many Hands Make Light Work

With more beds and fields than this farmer can manage, extra hands are greatly appreciated this time of the year. Getting back in the swing of school often times gets in the way of tending to the farm. This week, when our farm needed some TLC, our farm friends came out in force and crossed everything off of our to do list.

Thanks to everyone who helps out on our farm in so many ways. Our village is amazing and the support never ceases to amaze!

Friday, September 5, 2014

Welcome Goldie and Sweetie!

Our new chicks were named this week by two lucky students who entered in a drawing to name our hens.  The kids got to walk down the red carpet at our school wide assembly to introduce our latest members of the flock. They were perfectly named according to their personalities. Our golden girl is Goldie and our other beautiful black hen is named Sweetie.

Goldie is a bit shy and not used to being handled, so my farm friends got to personally welcome Sweetie to Moss Haven. 

We love it when new farm friends come our way and look forward to spending time with them on the farm. E I E I O...,