For our school tour we went to Sallyfort farm in Stradbally. We spent the week before learning all about life on a farm. Here we are making papier mache farm animals, driving our tractor to cut silage and bringing the cows in for milking.
We also looked at how to keep safe on a farm. Remember animals, machinery, climbing and water and slurry can all be very dangerous.
Our first port of call was to the milking parlour. We saw them milk Daisy the cow. The milk was given to some calves. We each had a go at feeding a lamb with a bottle of milk.
Next we got to meet and feed lots of farm animals – sheep, hens, ducks, geese, donkeys, ponies, horses, deer and goats. One of the goats ate barley out of our hands. Our favourite animal was Ralph the Shetland Pony.
We had a bumpy ride in a trailer pulled by a tractor. We sang some funny farm songs and ran through the grass in a really big field.
Finally we had a ride in a fire engine and heard the nee-naw siren go off.
What a great day. We were all exhausted. Many thanks to the kind people at Sallyfort Farm who gave us such a fun day out.