Sunday, October 4, 2015

2015 Goat Workshop!

Our first workshop of the 2015-2016 school year was all about goats!  The students learned about dairy goats, meat goats, and goats raised for fiber (hair).  By the end of this workshop, they were goat experts!

We practiced the hand-milking technique on gloves before actually milking the does!  The kids had to learn that if they simply squeezed the teat, the milk would just flow back up into the udder.  Instead, they had to learn to squeeze at the top first to cut off the flow and then continue with the following fingers.  It's a trick to learn!

Each week, the students wrote stories (loosely) based on our lessons.  They were excited to share them with their classmates and display them on the walls!

The day they were all waiting for!  Each student was able to milk a goat!

Ms. Nancy taught the class how to make Papier-mâché!  It was a little "gross" at first, but the kids soon began to create their goat-adorned walking sticks!

The kids learned all about dairy products and made butter.  There's no way better to churn butter than to shake it during a dance party!

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