“So do you, like, milk cows there?” is probably the most common and inaccurate question that Mountain School students are asked by friends at home.
No, we don’t. Please stop asking.
Yes, we are on a farm. And we do have cows, but we eat them. Well, some of us do (shout out to vegetarians!). Regardless, learning about food production, including dairy, is central to the Mountain School curriculum, so even though we don’t have our own dairy cows, every semester we take field trips to several dairy farms in the area. (This is 25% because we want to learn about dairy production and 75% because we want to buy ice cream and chocolate milk).
Here are some photos of our recent visit to Hatchland Farms. Thanks to Rena for sharing her photos!