Thursday, March 20, 2014

Our Famer Pen Pals

Our class is corresponding with Ashley and Erin Farr of the Farr Family Farm in Richmond.   The Northeast Organic Farming Association (NOFA) of Vermont arranged this pen pal opportunity for us. NOFA is also providing stipends for farmers to host educational field trips in the spring. We are making plans to visit the Farr Farm later in May.

Mr. and Mrs. Farr operate a dairy farm. We learned from our pen pals that the Farr farm milk their 60 cows with a robot. The children are very curious to learn how a robot milks a cow!  They are wondering what the robot might look like.  They are very curious to know if the robot looks like Boxy, the pretend robot in our library. They drew pictures of how they imagined the milking robot. We sent our pictures to Mr. and Mrs. Farr. We are anxiously awaiting the next letter and pictures from the Farr Family to see what their robot really looks like and how it works.




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