We started our day out, on March 28, driving to Calexico, thinking we might try to cross the border into Mexico on foot for a few hours. (Despite having no passports or birth certificates.) However, God had other plans including his bountiful blessings, for us in store! Shannon called the local experimental farm to see about touring and picking veggies in their growing fields. They had a small field trip group coming in 20 minutes that we could join, so we opted to check out their program that had been recommended to us from our friends early on in our trip in TX. Goodbye border crossing plans as we drove north to Holtville, CA.
We slipped in a bit late as the K-3rd classes & their parents were watching a film and munching popcorn. They introduced us to the Dudley Dewdrop song about water conservation. Each student made pipe cleaner bracelets with a bead for all things that make a seed grow. Mrs. Stephanie taught the food pyramid and the difference between fruit & vegetables. We all even got a salad cup to taste how yummy nutritious food can be! (The program director commented on Caroline licking her salad clean!) Annie remembered they showed how many teaspoons are in 1 can of soda=10!
|fruit & vegetable song, shake your seeds to the rythm|
Cora was a little intimidated!
|the Faith Academy group (plus some)|
Next, time to take a hayride to pick vegetables...leaf lettuce, brussel sprouts, daikon radish, and red beets!
|Mrs. Stephanie instructing how to pick brussel sprouts|
|Caroline's new friend|
|part of our bountiful pickings|