This week, the 7th Grade took part in some maintenance work, reconnecting to the farm with a lot of laughter and a little sweat!
One group gathered wheelbarrows and filled the fire pit with dirt from
another area, rescuing it from it's recent role as a "mosquito birthing
center" and bringing it back to fire pit glory by packing it down. How did
they pack it so tightly? Jumping of course! You didn't have to twist
their arm to do that. Much fun was had filling, jumping and stomping in
the fire pit!
Another group faced the challenge of using teamwork to uproot a few deep
weed roots in the horse field, first by hacking away around them, and
then digging deep to shovel them out. Along the way, they discovered a
small and harmless snake, and some interesting spiders.
A couple students connected with the chickens by finding some grubs for
them. The wonderful thing about the chickens at Emerson Farm is that
they are used to being around many children, so they are super friendly!
Photos and narration by Anne Haas.