Howdy campers and parents, and welcome back for the fifth and final day of Healthy Hearts, Hooves, and Hocks camp. The red peppers lead the last flag ceremony of the week. Ms. Natalie also taught a new song called "Little Red Wagon."
Next, the yellow peppers went to work out in the garden. They harvested fresh produce for the farm stand including Swiss chard, tomatoes, onions, and carrots. They also helped water plants so they will be able to survive over the weekend.
In Garden Kitchen, campers made pickles using cucumbers, dill, and garlic. These will be ready in a few weeks. In the meantime, the peppers snacked on some sweet watermelon. Follow the recipe card below to make these pickles at home!
The orange peppers cared for the animals in the horse barn. They fed Happy and Barney, as well as all three ponies. They also groomed Taffy, Dozer, and Patches and learned how to pick their hooves.
Cinnamon explored the farm today as campers took her on a hike. They took note of what she liked to eat along the way. They also discussed some of her unique features, and learned that she loves hugs. The yellow peppers even used some of the wildflowers to decorate her!
Campers had the chance to be chickens today. They tried to find food as a chicken would, using "prey eyes". To truly experience what it is like to be a chicken, campers made clucking noises and did not use their hands while searching for their food.
Campers tested their aim today during archery. Ms. Kathleen taught campers how to properly set and shoot an arrow. There were even a few bullseyes!
There is no better way to end the day than with a wagon ride. Campers got to sit back and relax while seeing the farm.
Thanks so much for joining us for an awesome week at farm camp! We can't wait to see you again. Until then, toodles!