Posts Tagged ‘animals’
As the first frost of the season always seems to come too early for our pumpkin patch we planned ahead this year! We covered many of our pumpkins with “hay blankets” to protect them from the cold. As a result we’ve got several still available and just in time for Halloween! This little guy found his perfect pumpkin and we hope you bring your family out to find yours too! We expect beautiful weather this weekend. See you in the patch!
Our barn yard is a special place at May Farms. Our animals love visitors and each season brings new life and experiences to the “family”. Please take time to get to know our furry and feathered friends on your next visit to May Farms!
Today we hosted a small field trip for a group of disabled adults from Aurora, Colorado. On their visit they enjoyed feeding the ducks and fish, shucking corn, and were able to feed the goats and donkeys with the shucks! Several of our guests were able to hold a freshly laid (warm) chicken egg and pet the animals.
One of their favorite things about coming to the farm is “the quiet”! “It’s so relaxing when we come to the farm. We don’t have to fight noise or traffic and our group enjoys a day to relax.” said James Wallis who put the group together for the field trip.
On a day like today when nothing sounds better than a dip in the pond it only seemed fitting to visit the ducks and geese. As we head over to the pond we spot an egg a duck dropped on their way to the water. The ducks and geese make their way to the edge to greet us from the far side of the pond. The geese make a loud “HONK HONK” noise and the ducks a more reserved “meck meck meck” as if to express their excitement with visitors. “Come in! Sit down! Can we get you some… water?” Or maybe it’s more of a demanding “THROW US SOME BREAD LADY!” We throw in pieces of bread crumbs … The larger geese make it known that they are first to the rations while the ducks just hope something is thrown in their vicinity so they can avoid being “nipped” by George or Gracie – the two large Geese. We throw pieces toward the back so the less aggressive get a few bites too. Even a few fish skim the surface to snag a nibble.
Did you know we have a barnyard you can visit when you come to May Farms? Goats, Donkeys, Sheep, Cats and….We have 16 chickens in our coop! We call them “the girls” as we have no roosters and they cluck around like a bunch of teenage girls with something to say! They range in breed from Americaunas, Rhode Island Reds and Leg Horns. They lay about 8-10 fresh eggs a day and primarily in the afternoons.
The coop is in the process of getting a facelift with new paint and a spring clean! We have to make sure to keep things secure around the coop because often we see the tracks of those looking for chicken dinner or even their eggs, like fox, raccoon or coyote.
Next week we will be sure to show you the updated pictures of the coop!
We are now booking Spring field trips! Click Here to book yours, and obtain more information! We would love to have your classroom visit our family run farm. We offer a unique farm experience for inquiring minds; including farm animals, tractor rides, and seasonal crops!