Hi everyone, and welcome back to the Terrific Tollgate Tour! In case you’ve forgotten, I’m your guide, Coltrane Turtle, and today I’m here to show you around the farm during this busy Wednesday.
The day started out with something you’ll probably be familiar with if you were on the Monday or Tuesday tour: animal chores!
Now as we come up on the garden, you’ll notice that the peppers are harvesting some kale and basil for Garden Kitchen later. Yum! And if you’re wondering what those bins are, they are for our vermicompost worms! It looks like the campers are saying hi to those guys as well.
And now, you can see that the two camps have joined together as they did yesterday; today, the horse campers are teaching the animal campers how to lead a horse! They are practicing with Sesame, a good friend of mine.
And now that everyone is filled up on lunch, let’s continue on. I’m thinking we should go to the forest because it looks like the peppers are doing their animal hike, where they walk through the woods and look for as many animals as they can find!
Now that we’re back from the forest, I think it would be a good time to watch some pepper groups practice sheep herding. The sheep are out on a little trip, so campers are pretending to be sheep and herding each other! How fun!
Now, for you returning tour guests, you’ll likely be wondering how the nest building is going. Well, take a look for yourself!
Looks like a pretty quality day here at Animal Camp. I took even more pictures from this Wonderful Wednesday; click here!
It’s now time for my Horse Camp tour. The campers are riding again this morning. They are practicing skills in the arena at a trot today.
Over at the tent, campers are working hard to make horse treats. They are mixing oats, molasses, and water to make a delicious snack for the horses tomorrow. It’s fun to treat the horses after a great morning ride!
I am back at the arena to learn about the digestive system. How do hay and grass travel through the horse?
Painting always leads to bath time! I am going with the campers to watch them bathe Max. They have horse soap, curry combs, and a hose to clean up the paint. He is a great canvas and enjoys clean up time!
The last activity of the day is reflecting in journals. Question of the day: which Tollgate horse is your favorite?
That concludes my horse tour for today. You can find additional photos HERE!
You’re hungry, you say? Let’s see what Ms. Leah has cooking in Garden Kitchen.
And that about wraps up the tour for today! I hope you all enjoyed seeing what these two camp groups got up to on this beautiful Wednesday. If you did, check back in tomorrow for all the details of Thursday’s adventure– it’s sure to be great!