Teaching children about nature Mervin the duck and his family gets up early and goes to the pond to swim.

Teaching children about nature Betty the cow and her calf likes to spend their day in the field eating grass.

Teaching children about nature My Lady just likes looking cute.

Teaching children about nature Bobby and Mryna the little pigs likes to play in the mud puddle.

Teaching children about nature The Colonel (Granny’s Rooster) likes to peek into the windows.

Teaching children about natureThe goats all like to play in the field and eat leaves.

Teaching children about natureJay Jay just likes hanging around waiting on the grandchildren to come and play.

Teaching children about nature Granny’s little dog Poohbear thinks he is the guard dog over the animals on the farm.  When Poohbear is not looking a cat will sneak by him.

Teaching children about nature Granny’s cats likes to play tag.

Teaching children about nature They also keep on the look out to make sure no mice comes into Granny and Papa’s house from the field.

Teaching children about nature Papa has a large alfalfa pasture.

Teaching children about natureIn the summer Papa cuts and rakes the field of alfalfa.

alfalfa-hay-bales1Then Papa bales the alfalfa and put the bales in the barn for the cattle to have something to eat in the winter.

Teaching children about naturePapa puts the hay into small square bales and large round bales.

Teaching children about naturePapa will harvest  the wheat when it turns a golden color and sells the wheat or grinds it up into feed for the animals.

Teaching children about naturePapa then bales the straw from the wheat.  The straw is used for bedding for the animals to keep warm in the winter.  Straw is also used in the Fall season with scarecrows and pumpkins.

Teaching children about natureThe corn fields are also harvested and then made into  feed for the animals.

Teaching children about natureThe soybeans from the soybean field goes to make bio diesel fuel to run the machinery on the farm.

Granny’s Acres is a great place for animals.