Monday, August 11, 2014

On The Farm!

Jen Sachtleben-Minch's photo.Today's post is not about cards or scrapbooking or Stampin' Up.  It is about the fun learning experience we had with our granddaughter at her favorite summer day camp:  The Volkening Heritage Farm in Schaumburg, IL.  Syd has been attending various camps there for the past 5 summers.  Her goal is to work on the farm when she is 14.  Anyway, this is a photo of her earlier this summer, doing one of the daily chores--milking the cow.  The kids who attend camp here, muck the
stalls, drop the hay, feed the animals~~the chores the farm children did in the 1880's.  They cook, bake, do crafts~~again things that kids really did on the farm.  On Saturday, we went to the farm with Jenny and Sydney so that we could participate in and enjoy this little bit of history in the middle of Schaumburg, IL.  These are the eggs that were gathered by the kids and the next photo is the cow who is expecting a little baby any day.    We had a great time and thoroughly enjoyed our time on the farm.  I know Syd has loved the farm since day one.  Watching her  at work was a proud grandma moment~~her love of and her ability to work at and enjoy the simple things in life was very heartwarming.  And, I got to pet a cow for the first time in my life!  (I was very happy there was running water and soap to wash my hands afterwards!!)  So next time you are wondering what to do on a Saturday afternoon, head to Schaumburg and walk around the farm, visit the animals and take some photos, too.  You could make a full day of it and visit the Spring Valley Nature center right next door, too!   Here is the link to the website:  

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