The first week in May was a busy one. Layla had her spring program and her field trip to a pumpkin patch. My first thought when I heard where the field trip was going was, a pumpkin patch in the spring? But it was a fun trip. Malakai was along as well and I think we all learned some cool things. While there, the employees divided all the kids up into their classes and then we rotated through the farm. Layla's class started with the honey bees.
Here are some fun facts that we learned about bees.
*During a bee's life time they only make 1/12 of a teaspoon of honey. That is not much at all!!
*The bees have to tap 2 million flowers to make 1 pound of honey.
*Bees dance to communicate.
*Bee keepers wear white because bees can't see it as well. Wearing black or brown isn't suggested since that's the color of most bears.
The kids got to taste some of the yummy honey too.
After the bees we walked around and some of the other animals on the farm. They had a llama, a couple of alpacas, some sheep, pigs, baby cows, donkey's, and chickens.
The highlight was going down the long slide. All the kids enjoyed this, even Malakai. Layla chose to wear a skirt and the mesh on her skirt made her go down much faster than her friends. At the end of the slide there was a hard plastic/rubber mat for the kids to slide onto. Most kids stopped shortly after they came out of the slide. Layla on the other hand just kept on sliding. In fact, she knocked over one of classmates because she was sliding so fast. No one was hurt, in fact, the other parents and her teacher thought it was pretty funny how fast she came shooting out of the slide.
After the animals and slide, we got a hay ride and saw where they have Christmas trees planted. We were dropped off near the pumpkin patch and a the kids finished their time by planting pumpkin seeds. In the fall, we can actually go back and pick one of the pumpkins we planted. We'll just see if I actually remember to do that.