We have been waiting and watching throughout the summer to see how the “re-opening” of schools unfolded. We were hoping for a normal course but guessing the process would be rocky. Now, we are still waiting and watching with so much uncertainty swirling about.
We have been working on all the foundation activities to prepare for your students this fall. Our hillside field is filled with a new variety of pumpkins which have a stout stem, and which are still green but reaching full size. Our classroom barn is freshly painted and waiting. We have been creating new videos of crop and human life on the farm. The milkweeds along the bank entrance to the barn are attracting masses of butterflies. And – we are eager to share our love of agriculture with your students.
Final preparations are detailed and consuming – so, if there is any possibility that your school will be open and allowing field trips and, if you would like to schedule, please let us know as soon as possible so that we can begin the process. Our farm is a wholesome place to be and would, hopefully, convey a sense of wellness to the children amidst all the upheaval in their lives – there will be only one school at a time on the premises and all activity is either outdoors or in a building with fresh air freely flowing. Let us know your school’s requirements and we will work to accommodate them.
If you are not able to come and learn with us this fall, know that we are not going anywhere and will be here next year ready and waiting for your visit.
Also – stay tuned on our farm’s website, www.howellfarms.com and our School Tours at Howell Farms of Crossroads Facebook page for information about the beautiful pumpkins which will be for sale here at the farm this Fall!
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