|Missy climbs the fence at Opa and Omi's farm.|
Farming is one of the most important jobs in America. Farmers grow our food, food for our animals, and all kinds of things that make our lives better. Opa and Omi's farm has a pasture that is planted in a special grass. Opa cuts the grass and dries it. When the grass is dry, it is called hay. Opa uses the hay to feed cattle and horses.
Opa has a big tractor. He uses the tractor to cut the hay and do many other things on the farm. He let Missy sit in the tractor. I was there to help Missy climb up to the seat.
|Missy at Omi and Opa's pond|
Opa said that one day he hopes to raise bees on his farm. He also wants to grow a vegetable garden this spring.
|Missy gets wood for the fireplace from the woodpile.|
We were tired after such a busy day at the farm. After supper, Missy and I laid in front of the fireplace and fell asleep.
Have you ever been to a farm? Here are some great activity books to show you more about farms and what farmers do:
- Farming by Gail Gibbons
- America at Work: Farming by Ann Love
- Life in a Farming Community (Learn about Rural Life) by Lizann Flatt
- Jobs on a Farm (World of Farming) by Nancy Dickmann