Last Saturday, hubby, EV and I went on a outdoor adventure at the Green Circle Eco Farm, an organic farm near Sungei Buloh, together with some other families from the Homelearning Fun group I'm part of. This is EV's first trip to a farm, and we were all excited. Dark clouds were looming though, and on the way, it rained. Fortunately, the rain stopped just before we arrived, perhaps because EV sang 'Rain rain go away', making it a rather cool morning to be exploring a farm.
The tour started with the farm representative explaining what is an eco farm. She also talked about the importance of plants and what they needed to live. EV was too young to understand what the lady was saying, though previously, I had briefly explained to her about roots and how it brought water and minerals up to the branches and leaves. I'm not sure whether she remembered. During the talk, she looked like she was listening very attentively; perhaps it's her look of 'I don't understand?' ;)
While mummy and EV were at the talk, daddy took the camera and went off on his own adventure. He came back proudly showing these photos.
He has a talent of knowing when these 'talks' end; he came back just in time for the tour to start. We went round the farm, seeing papaya, banana, cucumber and lady finger plants. We also saw spring onion and kai lan. She touched a snail for the first time too!
EV knows her pineapples, naming them as we walked past them.
Our guide explaining to us about compost.
EV later touched this toad, not before squealing with resistance at first.
Cheeky EV smiling with glee, as she knew she didn't have to walk through the muddy ground.
EV seeing a well for the first time. She had to be made to touch the water. After that, we had to pull her away from the pail.
We chanced upon a calamansi, yam and fig tree too. Hubby plucked a calamansi leaf for EV to smell its scent.
After a short break, it was planting time!!! Armed with recycled Vitagen bottles, mummy and EV filled them with soil and the staff later helped us put in the plant.
These are the plants we took back that day. On the way home, we stopped by Lim Chu Kang beach and saw people uploading diesel for nearby kelongs.
It was a great outing, a great opportunity for EV to be in touch with nature. It was also great to meet up with the mummies of the group. Thanks to Alicia Tan of An Accidental Homeschooling Mum for organizing it.