Kids in Nacogdoches get a taste of farm life
AS REPORTED IN THE NACOGDOCHES DAILY SENTINEL:
Grins of delight were plastered on the faces of the many children who attended the Fall Farm Day Celebration Saturday as they fed goats, cows and horses and pet the animals that would allow them to.
The smell of Dutch oven-cooked cheese biscuits filled the air and almost masked the farm-like smell at the Walter C. Todd Agricultural Research Center north of Nacogdoches.
It was a day to have fun, get out with the family and learn about animals and farm living.
"We want to show kids what it's like at a farm, get them out as a family unit and teach them the difference between a cow and a goat," said Erin Brown, an assistant professor in the Department of Agriculture at Stephen F. Austin State University. "A lot of kids don't know the difference between a sheep and a cow, so this gives them a chance to see it up close and live."
Trinity Barnhart, 8, said she loved petting the animals and feeding them from her hands. Her favorite horse is one that is black in color, but she prefers white cows, she said.
"I got a flier from school and said I wanted to come here because I love animals," 9-year-old Rachel Self said.
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