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By: Noah, Hunter, Jacob, & Randy
On Thursday July 17, 2014, we went to Billings Farm. We split into two groups so that we could get the most out of our visit to the farm. We were able to visit the horses, the museum, cows, chickens, and the old farm house. We had the opportunity to see how they milk cows, and the new machines that they use. It was amazing to see how all the milk flows through the pipes after the cows were all milked out of the barn into the storage vat. We also visited the horses where a staff member explained how important horses are on a farm, and how vital they were before there were tractors. Billings had a beautiful museum that explained what life was truly like on the farm. We saw miniature model of the whole farm, also exhibits on ice cutting, butter making, cheese making, farm house life, school, maple syrup, and a town store. We loved the store exhibit and the interactive story that was told to us. One of our groups paid a visit to the chicken coop. They were able to see all types of chickens. Their favorite one was the one that had tuffs of feathers on its feet and head which many students nicknamed “Elvis.” The staff at Billings did stenciling with us. Each of us got to create a stencil of our favorite farm animal on a piece of cloth. Cows were the most popular stencil that we made. Many of us also named our stencil animals and brought them home to share with our families. At the end of the trip we were able to have a huge game of tag in one of the fields. There was no winner but we had a great time. Another great trip with A.I.M. We are excited about the trips to come. Stay tuned to hear all about them.