Cornucopia Farms, Field Trip!

Saturday, November 1, 2014
WHEW! What a week! We had: just coming back from fall break, field trip week, Fall parties, Book Character Dress-up day, and to top it all off Halloween! I'm going to start off with our Field trip!
We loaded the bus to head to Cornucopia Farms. It is pumpkin patch that has wayyyy more than pumpkins! It it located between Scottsburg and Salem, Indiana. As soon as we arrived, we were greeted by the friendliest dogs! The kids were ushered into the barn to learn more about pumpkins. It was a cold morning, so this was the perfect start to the day. Miss Linda(owner) told us about different types of pumpkins, about bees, and gave us some farm safety tips. Then we headed to the animal barn!
There were goats, pigs, cows, and sheep. They were all kid friendly and the students were able to pet them all! It was so much fun. Then we split into groups to feed the calfs. 
There was soooo much slobber coming out of the calf's mouth while he was eating! I'm so glad I didn't get it on my boots! The kids took turns feeding him, and after it was all gone, he was not too happy! They had a great hand washing station for us to wash after we were done with the animals. After that, we headed to the playground for a little break!
They have two super long slides, one tube and one metal. There is also a hay house to play around in! The kids looked like scarecrows after coming from there! 
Cornucopia also has a place for duck races and to practice your cow milking skills.

We took a lunch break and by that time the weather had warmed up and the sun was shining! It was a beautiful day for an outdoors field trip! Then we headed to the pumpkin patch for the kids to pick out their very own pumpkin!
When we got back from our hay ride and getting our pumpkin, it was corn maze time! There were twelve jokes, farm facts, or Bible trivia for the kids to find. I had a group of 6... you know, the kind that HAVE to go with the teacher? It was interesting to say the least! They lead me and lead me around that maze from the top to the bottom! It was a lot of fun!
When we finally found our way out we played some more on the slides and in the hay house. It was such a great trip!

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