Wednesday, May 8, 2013

the farm.

Savannah's teacher bought some fertilized eggs from Thanksgiving Point for a class project, and needed someone to go and pick them up during the day. I am short of my volunteer hours, and decided it would be fun to make it a date with the babies.
The farm is his favorite place at Thanksgiving Point. He loves chickens, like a lot. Such an odd animal to fall in love with, but Devin likes to be different.
{He said "Mom, make sure the horse is smiling too!"}

We explored the entire farm, made all the animal noises, and Devin had fun introducing Bina to this new experience.
At the end of our trip, we got to pick up the eggs. I was completely unprepared for how awesome this was going to be for us. They handed me a carton with eggs in it, and told me to keep them extra warm...and she casually mentioned that one was in the middle of hatching!! Uh, I was freaking out, and so was Devin. We checked on the eggs, wrapped them in blankets, and stuck them directly under the heater in the car. We had a 30+ minute drive to the school, and I could hear that little egg chirping all the way there.
Devin "helped" me carry the eggs in, and when we opened the carton we saw little shells in the bottom. We put the eggs in the incubator and that egg just started rolling around. It was so amazing to see. That little chick completely hatched within the hour after we got it to the school. I was so glad that I got to be apart of this. It was fun for all of us, and I think it just made Devin fall in love with chickens even more.

6 comments:

Heather said...

Cutest post EVER!

kendahl said...

That is so awesome! And what an experience for Devin. I see chickens in your future. :)

Rachel@I Heart Crafty Things said...

♥♥♥ THIS! What an awesome experience!!

Jaymerz said...

LOVE IT!! Devin is adorable, and how awesome for him (and you) to witness that!!

Krystal said...

How awesome! When I taught first grade, we took our students on a field trip to the farm there. It was so fun!!!

Vanessa said...

I remember he loved my hens!