Since we decided to homeschool I want to make sure that we incorporate plenty "hands-on" experience. Since we are in the process of moving within 3 to 6 months to Switzerland : we are all dreaming big ! So here comes our first "topic" of the trimester :: we are learning about Urban Farming
Here are some of our main topic conversations right now ::
<<Maman, can we have a real garden in our next house ?>> (once we find one, that is).
(read : not a paved yard like our current one with plants in pots) and we would love to have a real vegetable garden (read : so we can have more strawberries, tomatoes, you name it...) and oh, can we have eggs too ( oh ! a chicken coop !).
So on our list will be::
⌂ garden big enough for a veggie garden, a chicken coop, a place for our two bunnies, a bee house (we are planning on taking beekeeping class once settled in our new home).
But how BIG shall BIG be ?
(can you follow me in this profound thought ;) )
Especially once I had the greatest idea to say <
> I honestly think I have been watching too many time the "Path to Freedom" videos and read too many articles in Urban Farming magazine..
But, really ain't those "dwarf goats" super cute ?
So we decided to have a try and experience a 3 hours workshop of "Goat & Cheese making" in "La Ferme D'Ecancourt".
We had a blast...
But as for having goats as pets...
Well, maybe not right away...
Miss Alana did really good at milking the goat. No fear.
Tessa was a little more reserved on the whole thing.
She watched very carefully though.
The best part :: getting "costumes" to enter "La Fromagerie"
The part they really enjoyed :: getting those freshly milked goats to the pasture
I would lie if I said we brought home our handmade cheese... We bought two from the same place but since it takes at least 3 days to turn into cheese... those are not "truly" ours but they sure were delicious ( yes, "were", they are long gone !)
So yes, we are heading in this new direction one step at a time... ( ahem :: apart from the goats, that is ... I am sure we will find a nice goat farm not too far away where they will be thrilled to have 2 sweet helpers, don't you agree...? wink wink).
Next post we will show you some more of the fantasy world we are living in right now !