Wednesday, September 17, 2008
When A and I discussed if there were any special things he wanted to do this fall, "field trips" came up as a big request. Each week we try to have one special outing that we designate a "field trip" which the boys select. We went to the kids museum in Rockford a few weeks back, last week we did a raspberry u-pick, and this week we went on a tour of a local creamery!
For our creamery tour several other homeschooling families joined us (hi!) - it was fun to get out with many kids in the 6 & under set. The creamery we visited (Sassy Cow) gave us a tour of the equipment and tanks, chatted about how the milk is processed (they have both organic and conventional milk), and where it goes from there to be made into ice cream, bottled on site or sold to local cheese producers. The kids also got to see a truck hooked up getting milk from a large tank. Cool!
We took a break and the kids ate some ice cream and rode pedal tractors outside. Yep. Pedal tractors!
After a bit we went back in to watch the bottling through a window. All of those kids were very energetic for the entire time, but when that bottling machine started, they were mesmerized!
The people at the creamery were all really nice (hi!) and the weather was gorgeous. Definitely a fun field trip!