Peconic Community School students visited Hallockville Museum Farm Thursday to learn about the growth and changes that accompany spring.
The students started their day with a two-mile hike lead by the museum’s executive director, Herb Strobel. After a short break for lunch the children learned how to plant seeds, some of which will later be planted outside their Main Road school building, said Kathyrn Quigley, co-executve director of the school.
Then it was cooking time, creating homemade pretzels which they enjoyed after some work on the farm — pulling bales of hay across the fields to the the farm’s cows.
The cows showed their appreciation by licking the students while they were being fed fresh hay, said 6-year-old Salomé Arboleda.
“They licked my hand, and I didn’t like it,” she said.
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