Posts Tagged ‘field trips’
Recently, we bought 100 chickens. Now these little chickens, for a short time fit very easily into two paper boxes.
After they were delivered we transferred them into a stock tank with heating lamps over the top which they soon outgrew.
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!
Yamagata Prefectural College of Ag (sister school to Morgan Community College) visited several
different Colorado farms one of which was May Farms for a lesson in wheat
farming. This is the closest to rice cultivation. They group of 34
students were able to get up close to John Deere equipment (displays
provided by Colorado Equipment) like combines and large tractors.
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.
Here’s a check up on our bees that we introduced to May Farms a few weeks ago. These bees not only serve the purpose of producing honey but to also pollinate the crops! Our very own Grant took this great video of his first time checking on the bees by himself. Good job Grant!
As many of you may know we planted thousands of lavender plants 2 years ago along the hillside west of the pond. This lavender will not only be aesthetically pleasing but manage erosion along the hill. The lavender will take a few years to reach maturity but once the plants are mature we will be able to provide you several products made from the lavender which will be available in our country store. We’ve got plans to produce lavender honey, lavender tea, lavender lotion, lavender soap, lavender cream, lavender sachets, lavender spray, lavender truffles and the list goes on!
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!
Last week our good friend Quentin Smith brought over 20,000 honey bees to our farm! Sounds a little crazy right?… but bees are important to us and all farmers! These bees will not only collect lavender honey from our lavender field but pollinate our flowers and crops to ensure promising yields.
Many of the foods and crops we rely on need or, at the very least, benefit from bee pollination. Here’s a list of some of those crops.
It’s springtime at May Farms! See this little guy lose a few pounds after a long winter of growing wool. Shearing a sheep in the springtime helps him stay cool through the summer and his wool can be used for clothing and blankets. He seems pretty relaxed while getting it shaved off – I bet it feels good!
Make sure to contact us about other opportunities for you or your family to come out and learn more about country living and life on the farm. It’s always educational and we’d love to have you visit!
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!