Mooove over for Open Farm Day at Alvirne

May 25, 2018

 

by Len Lathrop

Alvirne High School’s CTE programs opened their doors this past Saturday. This has become an annual event that grows each year in both displays and attendance. The barn was full of small children with their parents who had big smiles as they touched chickens and baby goats and sheep.

There was a faux cow the children could try their hand milking, and the students from the culinary program provided soup and cheese products made from cow’s milk.

As the parent with children by the hand they could visit with the miniature donkeys or the large horses and visit with the forestry students and see how their equipment and tractors work. Heading into the barn the visitors could touch one very large Holstein cow and see the recently born calves.

As they left the barn and crossed the parking lot they could have some fresh made pancakes with syrup that the Lavoie Sugar Shack made this spring from sap collected from Hudson trees.

Going into the greenhouse, CTE students helped pot a sunflower plant that they could plant at home, and then in the vet center there were rabbits to be touched and patted.

Mother Nature offered a beautiful morning for the visitors but cut the day short with some spring showers.