In April, Central Valley PreK kicked off their Farm Animals unit with a visit from a Southdown lamb.
Abigail and Katelyn Reed of Clarkshire Farms in Mohawk shared how to care for a lamb and how a lamb’s wool is used. They also showed the students the ribbons and awards their lambs have earned at the county fairs, state fairs, and livestock shows across the country. As an added treat, the youngsters had a chance to pet the hypoallergenic and gentle animal.
Prior to the visit, PreK teachers asked students what they new about farm animals and lambs. Afterward, teachers asked what they had learned.
Abigail and Katelyn are part of Team Clarkshire, 4-H members who work at Clarkshire Farms and show lambs under their names.