Little Peeps will be continuing this summer’s Fridays on the Farm program! We will meet onFriday mornings from 9-12, beginning on September 7, 2018.
The children will learn all about what it is to care about and care for the animals on the farm and how it all ties into the changing seasons. Our activities and list of chores will change throughout the year with the natural flow of the seasons.
The fall will consist of milking the goats (until we dry them off), planting a winter garden, collecting the eggs and having fun! Winter is our in breathe. The goats are pregnant and not milking, the egg laying slows down, we spend this time enjoying the wonderful weather and preparing for spring. New building projects, repairs, or just hanging out with the animals, or making garden soup over a camp fire. The spring gets busy!! Seeds need to be planted for the new garden, egg production starts to pick up and most importantly… babies are being born!! So many impromptu things will happen… if the lemons are ripe, we may make lemonade, if the loquats are ripe we may make loquat jam, if we have a lot of basil we may make pesto! Learning to make cheese, yogurt, goats milk soap… this list of possibilities goes on and on!
Older children will have an opprotunity to explore subject matter more in depth. Learning about botany, animal anatomy, possibly a bit of reproduction (according to what they observe), the egg cycle of a chicken, how to maintain the health of the herd, and possibly some business experience. We will also choose a larger project or two to work on through the year, depending on their interest: an aquaponics system, a green house, a bee house (and trips down the street to my local bee guy!)… many other ideas that we will decide on with the children and see where their interests lies.
The program cost for the year will be:
$900/yr for the first child
$720/yr for each sibling
This cost can be broken down into monthly payments:
$100/month for the first child
$ 80/month for each sibling
Because of the cost of the program being spread evenly over 9 months, families who sign-up after September 20, 2017 may have a slightly different monthly payment due at sign-up.
I will also include 4 make-up days per year. These days may be used by attending another homeschool day or drop-off program offered by Little Peeps.