We were lucky to be invited to Beth’s farm at Egmont Village to experience a little of farming life and the new born lambs and calves. Beth has a miniature pony called Mel and we were all able to have a ride on her. We fed the calves milk and hay, bottle fed the lambs, chattered with the chooks, had a pony ride and finished off with morning tea on the lawn.
The farm experience is not se readily available to our city children these days and we thank Alyssa and her family and friends for making such an effort to make our visit possible.
Kaiako – Rhonda
We all went to Isla and Alessia’s home and planted some of the plants we had grown from seed. They have a very big garden patch and kindly offered some of the space for us to plant our seedlings and seeds.
We planted cucumber, beans, peas, garlic, potatoes, corn and carrots. Claire will take photographs of the progress of the plants and bring in some of the harvest to Manu. They live near Sutherland Park and we took a bus over to their home. The rainy conditions were ‘ideal’ for planting. We will visit again near the end of Term 4 to check the progress.
Thank you to the Gallagher Family.