The first thing the children get to do is feed the animals. Do you think the animals know this?
I believe they have Jacob sheep. The owner told me they raise the sheep for their fleece and we started discussing a program that the local farmers have started to make blankets out of the local wool. She, the owner, is also interested in learning how to spin so I told her to get in touch with me. Maybe I can find some inexpensive spindles at Rhinebeck to get her started.
Then we get to go on a hay ride through the fields to the barn where there are more animals.
The llamas are used as guard animals for the goats and they really do a good job keeping those goats in line. We got to see them in action. I believe those are Belted Galway cows in the background. I find it easier to remember their other name - Oreo Cookie cows. I also got a view of the Thanksgiving turkeys (all the animals are also organic). After this, we got back into the hay ride and rode to the pumpkin patch where each child got to pick a pumpkin. It was really a fun morning.