Farming fun at Pelican Nursery

Pelican Nursery children have been treated to not one, but two special farm visitors.

Farmers Simon and Sarah arrived at the Pelican in their enormous blue tractor, with many children saying they couldn’t believe how big the wheels were!

After a tour in the tractor cab, Sarah showed the children some ears of wheat and explained how they get the grain out.

She then described how flour is made by grinding up the grains and the children loved seeing and playing with the grain ahead of their bread-making session the next day.

Nursery children were then joined by some cute and cuddly visitors thanks to shepherd Lou from Chishill Farm.

Lou kindly brought along five of his lambs (some only a few weeks old!) and his trusty sheepdog Spot and he set up a pen on the front lawn of the school where children were able to feed the young sheep their bottled milk and pet them.

Upon entering the pen, Leo said, “Wow! They really, really love drinking their milk”, while Imogen exclaimed: “Ah, they are so soft and fluffy!”

Shepherd Lou then showed the children how he works together with Spot to round up the lambs and ensure they are safe at all times. He gave a demonstration of how they communicate using cues such as “Come By!” and “Down!”.

The visit ended with some really insightful questions from the children such as, “How often do you sheer them?” and “How do you use your shepherds’ crook stick?”

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