The next activity for the Aditi Mallya International School kids was to collect and spread the compost to the beds that were prepared by the kids themselves for planting vegetables. The initial reaction was, as you can imagine, one of disgust. But by the end of it they were happy crumbling the compost and spreading it with their hands.
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This summer visitors from all over visiting the Nilgiris are visiting our farm for a day visit. This consists of a trek down to the pond, which is much easier now that we have made the steps. Then we walk up past our veggie growing area and napier grass patch to the cow shed. Lots of gyan from me and lots of questions from them 🙂 on adobe bricks and gobar gas and slurry and water harvesting and our attempts at panchgavya and what not.
And finally to the cheese cottage for a session of cheesemaking and tasting. We end up at the Plainsview Gazebo to rest and chat before they all disperse.
If you are interested in a Day Visit then check out how to get about informing us and what to expect from our Day Visit Page. Check menu on the left.
Holiday Adventures is a venture by Mr Dhanabal and his wife. They organise Summer Camps for kids from Coimbatore. So they thought it was a good idea to bring a bunch of 20 children to our farm. The pond and ducks and geese and goats were much appreciated but I think what went fastest was the cheese!
Acres Wild hosted a quick cheesemaking tour for the parents of girls from Hebron School, Ooty. It was quite a group as over a 100 enthusiastic cheese lovers arrived this morning and we took them through all the aspects of our farm. There was great interest as many were from farming and outdoor backgrounds and questions were fired at rapid pace. Cheesetasting came last and……… it was a hit. We served our Smoked Gouda, Smoke Monterey Jack and Herb & Garlic soft cheese. The winner was our Herb & Garlic soft cheese. We were flooded with requests to sell cheese.
About 60 school girls from Hebron Girls School, Ooty arrived at our farm accompanied by about 10 teachers. I am sure they were not clear as to what they should expect of the trip. But once things warmed up I could see that they were really getting into it.
They were introduced to Gobar Gas plants and their principles, adobe brickmaking, water harvesting techniques and solar water heating. Then finally saw the cheese cottage, cheesemaking demo and finally tasted the cheese. Must say it was a huge success and all of us had a good time.
Well I guess we finally surrendered to putting Acres Wild Farm on Facebook to avail of the viral networking that it makes possible. That is about it. The rest of the info will be here as usual.
Anyway you can check it out at Acres Wild Farm on Facebook and help spread the word about our farm by sending it to all your Facebook friends who send it to all their facebook friends and so on. Heck! This viral marketting thing is addictive!
This was our first set of school kids from Headstart in Chennai, who had come to Nilgiris for a school trip. Savithri, their school teacher is from Coonoor and heard about us and thought it was good idea for the kids to get a feel of a farm and also to check out how real cheese is made. We had fun showing the kids around and hope they enjoyed too.