We have had a very busy spring so far!
We really enjoyed hosting the students from Flint Hill at the farm and once again, thank our guest instructors in making the day a success. Please click here for the story and photos.
Earth Day on the Greenway was very well attended this year and the
storm held off until the afternoon when the festivities were over. A lot of people stopped by the White House Farm Foundation booth and we got to discuss our mission and goals and discuss the history of the farm. A lot of folks have ties to the farm – either they knew the Lambs or Foltz or had been inside the White House or the brick farmhouse or were related to the Brubakers or Kauffmans. We are eager to chronicle these stories of the farm for our ongoing historical research.
The kids enjoyed guessing the items in the treasure boxes: inside various small pots, baskets, boxes and bags were special items gathered from the outdoors. Quite a few kids (and adults) were able to identify the dragonfly wing, milkweed pod, hemlock cones, feathers, shells, bones, wasp nests, tree seeds, insect nests and owl pellet. All the adults were able to quickly identify the dead stinkbug.
We are going to start collecting new items for next year’s exhibit. Thank you to the adorable boy who found several little shells and bugs near the Hawksbill and along the Greenway and donated them to the table of treasures.