Our 2nd field trip this week. Yesterday we visited UPM to one of its farm. It was a very educational and Reese and I had a great time despite the heat! The staff were really nice and they even prepared lunch for us. City folks like us hardly have a chance to get dirty and learn about farming. So I was really grateful that we went for this field trip. The children planted some plants, learned some techniques along the way. They visited a small Tilapia fish farm, saw some cattle and even kampung chickens. We enjoyed this field trip very much despite the scorching sun!
Briefing by a really friendly Pakcik...sorry, forgot his name.
Reese on a padi planter machine
The kids were having fun exploring the machinery
Melon! Planted the hydroponic way
Mom! Look at this...
Kids had fun helping out with planting
My cheeky boy having lots of fun
Kids were excited to plant some seeds
So eager to plant...
Watching our kids have fun made all the parents happy too!
Busy arranging the plants
Pineapple shoots, all ready for the kids to plant
Learning to measure before planting
Reese's favourite activity, making holes for planting the shoots
kids having fun planting...
All he wanted was making holes
Staff preparing some refreshing Pandan coconuts for us to drink
everyone so serious with the 'job'
This is a vanilla plant
Helping to fertilise the vanilla plants
Break time! The staff actually prepared snacks and lunch for all of us. Such hospitality!
Tilapia fish farm
Kids checking out the huge fish cage
Reese was reluctant at first but eventually over his fear...
A red ant nest
Walking to see the cattle. They have both cows for meat and milk
Fresh grass for the cattle
There they are...
Special pellets are added to the cattle's diet
Kampung chickens...apparently these chickens can fly!
Ok..... this week is really crazy, we have 3 field trips in a row! One more to go....