lamb work

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this is evidence of a project based school.

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reading, writing, math, science, creativity…all rolled into a project.

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micah’s 3rd grade class came up with the idea for getting a couple of bottle lambs as a class project.  after writing up and presenting their proposal, the lambs arrived.

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we took a couple of turns feeding them over the weekend.

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we set the alarm, got dressed in old clothes, made up some warm lamb milk, wrestled the nipples on the bottles and drove out to the school barn.  i learned a lot as we went.  when we went back the next day, i took the camera (and our friend, abram).

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perhaps the cutest thing about these lambs is that they WAG THEIR TAILS while they eat.  like a dog!  so cute.

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last year one of the classes had pigs as their project.  the children this year enjoy fresh pork as a result of that project.  when i asked micah if these lambs would go to slaughter, he said, “uh, yeah.”  eliza chimed in, “we have to eat lunch at school, you know…”  (of course)

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3 thoughts on “lamb work

  1. I think it’s great their class has a project like this, even if they go to slaughter. I grew up bottle feeding calves. I never thought I’d miss it but your pics make me wish I could do it again. Good luck on the project.

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  2. Oh, I can just imagine Eliza saying that (and I’m so grateful I can!)

    The school sounds wonderful. Someday maybe Micah can teach me about raising lambs for wool.

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