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Harvesting Potatoes and Caring for the Chicks–All in a Day’s Work

Sunday, July 3rd, 2016

The summer farmers of Sunflower Sentry Garden helped harvest 10-pounds of purple potatoes and care for the 9-week-old chicks.

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Look for the lumpy-bumpy soil under the potato plants then start digging.

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“I found a bump! It’s really big!”

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…but little sister dug up the biggest potato of the day.

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Who knew there were so many huge purple potatoes growing under the ground? “My hands are so dirty!”

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It’s hard to believe that beautiful Rocket the hen was one of the fertilized eggs that this student carried from the Wolley Egg Ranch to the class incubator. He’s played with and loved her from the day she hatched.

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Starlight absolutely loves her human friend. She snuggles in her arms and takes rides on her head.

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It’s hard to tell who is having more fun, the kids or the chicks.

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Love is a wonderful thing and a powerful teacher.