Greenbow Farm

By Jenna Richter | October 26, 2016 | Uncategorized

Friday, we had the priveledge of visiting Greenbow Farm for the first time this year and the last time at it’s current location.  With so many new students that had never been there, it was a joy to see them experience the sights, sounds and smells of the farm.

We started out in the hoop house where Farmer Matt showed us the new Ohio brooder and 300 new chicks!

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Everyone wanted to hold one so Farmer Matt let us pass one around.

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Next we headed outside to learn how to harvest red globe onions. We learned that the onions were planted to use up excess potassiuum in the soil left behind by the pigs.  We learned to use a garden fork which looked alot like a pitchfork but was much heftier.

Famer Matt explaining the process involved in harvesting onions.
Famer Matt explaining the process involved in harvesting onions.
We all harvested several onions to take home. We learned how to wash and trim them.
We all harvested several onions to take home. We learned how to wash and trim them.

 

Next, we toured the farm and saw and heard the huge flock of turkeys.  They were so loud and sounded to me like they were laughing.

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We also saw some sweet little piglets, some spotted and some pink, all getting used to their new life at Greenbow Farm.

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We finished out our trip with a walk out in the pasture to see the cows, sheep and chickens.  Next time we go to Greenbow Farm it will be at its new location.  We can’t wait to watch them grow.