We had a spectacular day at Teusink’s Pony Farm today. We started our day with a long bus ride to the farm. Teusink’s Farm is in Holland, MI off of 32nd Street. When we got to the farm, kids started peeking out the windows right away!
First we took a ride in the hay wagon and noticed lots of living and nonliving things around the farm.
Then we took a walk into the barn with Farmer Teusink and he showed us all the baby animals that live in the barn. We got to touch and pet them all! We pet ducks, chicks, bunnies, a kid, a lamb, and a calf. After that, we walked through the rest of the barn to see the mommy and daddy animals too.
We took a walk around the farm after that to see many different kinds of birds. We saw pheasants, peacocks, and turkeys. We were really lucky today because the peacocks decided to put on a really good show with their feathers. And the turkey decided it wanted to be really noisy and tell us jokes! They must have been really good jokes because the kids were laughing and giggling every time the turkey spoke!
We waited patiently to feed the sheep and goats after our walk around the farm. Kids were taught how to cup their hands correctly so they didn’t get their fingers nibbled.
We finished up our tour of the farm with a pony ride. Students were given instructions for how to mount the ponies by putting their left foot in the stir-up and swinging their leg over. They were also taught how to dismount. Most students were super excited to ride while a few were a bit nervous. Kids who were nervous were SUPER BRAVE today and still rode a pony. SO PROUD of them for trying something that was a bit scary.
After a busy morning, we sat in the picnic area and filled our bellies with some lunch. Thank you for remembering to pack and send these with your child today! We were happy to get some rest and take a break!
Thank you to all of the wonderful parents who volunteered to help. Thank you to all the parents who were able to go…you did a fabulous job interacting with the kids today! And thank you to all the parents who helped get your child ready at home for a fantastic trip to the farm…everyone dressed appropriately and had something yummy to eat today! This field trip couldn’t have been successful without you!