24 Jan Saints and Scholars
Our trip to Saint David’s meant that there was only enough time to complete one farm task this morning. Buzzard Room’s boys woke us up with a chorus of chatter at six a.m. and we began to prepare for the day.
Group A were on duty to feed the pigs and poultry. What a difference a few days makes; initially we had few volunteers to enter the pig pen as the pigs literally squeal with excitement when they see the dark green buckets coming their way. Today, however, all children entered the pig pens determinedly and attempted to out run the pigs to the troughs with some success… This was followed by feeding the poultry and collecting eggs.
Group B were milking the goats first thing this morning and followed this up with feeding time. This is not an easy task as the goats cluster at the pen entrance and try to start eating before the children have entered their pens. But the children have begun to expertly dodge and weave their way into pens so that all the goats can feed from an individual bowl rather then all from the first bowl they see!
Group C had an alternative start to the day with a swede harvest. They needed to identify the ripe, sizable swedes and pull them from the ground. These were loaded into numerous wheelbarrows in preparation from the chopping block tomorrow…
After work, we began the 3.5 mile walk into the smallest city in the U.K., Saint David’s. We arrived a little ahead of schedule much to everyone’s surprise; apparently not every class walks quite as fast as we do! At the cathedral we met Irene who welcomed us to the cathedral with a brief introduction. Then, we split up into our groups and took turns learning about the Christian faith, learning about the choir with a choral scholar and completing an architectural and design treasure hunt. Having worked up an appetite we had our lunch in the cathedral and headed into the city to spend, spend, spend. Next we moved onto a local park to enjoy some free time before walking back to Treginnis in time for dinner. Finally, Group A did the final night shift with the goats.
Tomorrow, we have the last of our farm tasks and a beach trip to enjoy.