Children from Ducklings Nursery have been visiting a farm where they met cows with their newly born calves. The trip stemmed from a shepherd bringing newly born lambs into Ducklings which sparked the children’s imagination and was also tied into the Healthy Heroes project that the nursery is currently undertaking.
They started by visiting the farm shop to see what vegetables they could identify and others that they didn’t recognise. Award winning Butcher Steve Perrins told the children that local farmers grow the vegetables and was pleased to hear from the children that they had just planted their own potatoes at nursery, which they will grow, harvest and then eat!
The farm prides itself on being a traditional working farm, producing cereals, beef and lamb to source their shop and the children were excited to see the cows and their calves up close. The tour continued into the butchers where Steve hand made some sausages and hand linked them. On the next visit they were shown how to make hamburgers and even had an opportunity to help make some themselves.
Nursery Leader Janet Dawson said, “The children were so excited when we invited a shepherd to bring lambs into the nursery that the next step was clearly to get them out into the country and visit a real farm! This was a fantastic learning journey and we are really grateful to the team at Taylors Farm who were wonderful with the children. What made the trip really memorable were the gifts of sausages and burgers that we were given to bring back and cook. The staff who took the children on the second trip were given shopping lists by their colleagues!”
They finished by going back into the shop to see if they could find sausages, bacon, sausage rolls and meat and then into the delicatessen which holds a wide range of cooked meats, homemade pies, olives and fresh bread. A full range of Lancashire cheeses is also stocked from Crumbly to Tasty, Blacksticks to Garstang blue to Cheese bombs.