Photos: Spring time fun at Hallockville Museum Farm

03/20/2014 6:00 PM |
(Credit: Carrie Miller)

Students learned the stresses of working on a farm, helping to move bales of hay across a farm field to feed nearby cows. (Credit: Carrie Miller)

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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(Credit: Carrie Miller)

(Credit: Carrie Miller)

(Credit: Carrie Miller)

(Credit: Carrie Miller)

(Credit: Carrie Miller)

(Credit: Carrie Miller)

(Credit: Carrie Miller)

Six-year-old Madeline Sullivan gets some help putting hay in the feeder. (Credit: Carrie Miller)

(Credit: Carrie Miller)

Herb Strobel asking the students what the day’s activities had taught them about spring. (Credit: Carrie Miller)

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