This is the final Flat Aggie report for this school year. I am kind of sad, but excited that at least a few of the teacher's are ready to do it again and one class wants me to talk to their teacher for next year to see if they can keep following Flat Aggie. That makes me happy that they actually like learning about farms and where their food comes from. If you are a farmer and would like to host Flat Aggie next year, send me a message. If you are a teacher who would like to use Flat Aggie in your class, send me a message, too. I would love to work with you. -KFM
Hello again Mrs. Leiker’s class! I’ve been spending lots of time in northwestern Kentucky with Daniel and Danielle Hayden! Kentucky is very different than Kansas, everything is very green and there are lots of hills.
As soon as I arrived, the Haydens’ started showing me around. Daniel manages his family’s beef and poultry farm (that means cows and chickens). Since it is spring, baby cows — which are called calves — were being born. I got to help Daniel put tags in the newborn calves ears. Farmers put tags in ears so that they can identify which baby belongs to which momma and other important information.
While I was in Kentucky, Daniel and Daniel were in the process of buying their first farm. Eventually someday their farm will be joined together with Daniel’s family’s farm, but for now they’re just starting out. I went with them for closing day and hung out while they signed a bunch of paperwork.
They were really excited about finally owning their own farm, but I was really excited about the humongous bowl of Tootsie Rolls!