Monday, May 7, 2012

Yawn Station Christmas Tree Farm

A few weeks ago, our group, Bayou Cajun Homeschoolers, went to Yawn Station Christmas Tree Farm  for a field trip.  The farm offers field trips in the spring and fall.  The spring field trip allows the students to pet chicks, bunnies, ducklings, feed the adult turkeys, chickens, and ducks, ride the train, and plant a plant.
_4240155 While they loved all of the animals, the children really enjoyed the train.  They might have worn Farmer Joe out from all the train rides because they had him driving them all day!
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Here’s a picture of Candi I took while riding in the opposite train car behind her:)
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Farmer Joe
After a few train rides, the kids were given a snack and drink before getting to pet the chicks and bunnies.
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Here I am feeding Isaac his snack.  I think he really enjoyed it;)
Fun with the bunnies
Look at this giant rabbit!!!  He was huge.
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Farmer Joe teaching the kids different facts about the rabbits and chickens.
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I loved this bunny!!!  It reminded me of a stuffed animal, all soft and fluffy._4240090
A baby pheasant
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While we were at the farm, each child got to plant a plant to bring home.  Since we were there as families, each family got a large pot or pots with each child’s plant in it to bring home depending on the size of the family.
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They even had a play area and picnic tables for the kids to play and eat lunch.
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Looking around the farm
Farmer Joe had peacocks, pheasants, chickens, geese, ducks, and bunnies.  He sells yard eggs by the dozens, chicks and chickens, and bunnies.  Some of the bunnies are raised and sold as show bunnies.
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  The Christmas trees
After a many of the families left, some of our boys went exploring through the Christmas trees.  I found these pictures of Ian and Cameron playing out in the tree area on Ian’s camera.
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It was a great day.  It was sunny yet breezy.  I’m not sure if we could have asked for a better day.  To say that we stayed the all day is an understatement.  We left our house at 8 am and didn’t get home  until 5:30pm.  The farm was a little over a hour from our house (not counting traffic) but was worth the drive.
Thanks Farmer Joe for having our group at the farm!!!

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