Last Thursday, the pre-kindergarten class at Comfort Elementary School in Trenton bundled up to brave the chilly air and swirling leaves for a field trip to the farm.
They came excited to meet the animals and learn about farm life. Their first friend of the day was Eeyore, who was happy to welcome them. He always loves attention!
Next they got to meet Hank and Patsy, who are always happy to entertain a crowd — especially if they get their backs scratched in the meantime.
Finally, they met the alpacas and learned that their fiber is used for making lots of things, from warm sweaters to beautiful brooches.
All in all, it was a fun-filled day for Comfort Elementary School’s pre-k kids who got to enjoy a sunny, crisp day at Bright Star Farm.
For more information about planning a Bright Star Farm field trip or event, email brightstarfarm [at] wildblue [dot] net.
Bright Star Farm hosted its first annual open house in celebration of National Alpaca Farm Days on Saturday, September 28th, and it was a huge success! One happy little guest even got up close and personal with the alpacas...
We kicked off the morning with some cool autumn air and live acoustic music from local singer Patrick Bliss.
Jessica Shively offered free candy and information for people interested in signing up for horseback riding lessons, which she offers at the farm.
Tammie Melton had hand-knit hats and scarves for sale, as well as hanging baskets from Bright Star Farm's very own greenhouse.
We had a steady flow of visitors all day long, and folks enjoyed wandering through the gift shop to get a firsthand look at alpaca products.
We also had plenty of peacock feathers for sale -- those were quite a hit!
Visitors sat in the shade and enjoyed hot dogs and delicious fried pork chop sandwiches provided by the local Rotary Club.
The alpacas were the most popular attraction of the day. Guests enjoyed meeting them, feeding them, and learning all about them and how their fleece is used.
Overall it was a very successful day, and we were happy to welcome visitors from Eastern NC and beyond. We're already looking forward to next year!
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