Selfie on the bus! Still smiling!
Selfie on the farm, crazy-mom style
So the weather for that day called for a high of about 57 degrees, and while I getting ready that morning I checked the temp, and it was already about 56 degrees. "Great!" I thought, "Maybe it will warm up a little more than expected and hit 60!". So I told Dashiell to wear a t-shirt, long sleeve shirt, and zip up hoodie sweatshirt. Layer, so if he gets too warm he can always remove a layer. I wore a long sleeve shirt and a light spring jacket. Such optimism! Turns out the temp I saw in the morning was the highest it would get all day, and it would only get COLDER as the day wore on. By mid-day it was 42 degrees, windy, with off-and-on sprinkles, and we were whoafully underdressed. Huge mom fail! Dashiell was miserable, poor kid.
Goats, prior to escaping
"Let sleeping pigs lie"
Warming up with the chickens (chickens not pictured, obviously)
The kids also got to search for worms and bugs underneath rocks and logs. Dashiell said that was his favorite part. The guide was teaching the kids the difference between wild and domesticated creatures. Drumlin Farm actually "keeps" some wild animals, but only those who have been injured and are being rehabilitated, or those who someone tried to make into a pet but couldn't (because wild animals aren't supposed to be pets!), and now the animal doesn't know how to survive in the wild.
Not a pet!
Dashiell claims that he had a great time, despite the miserable weather. I did too - it was really fun to hang out with Dashiell and all his school friends! I haven't had a lot of time to volunteer at the school this year (so tough to find time when I also have to take care of Aurelia!), so it was nice to get to know a couple of the kids Dashiell is friends with. I look forward to going on many more field trips in the future!