Naturally, no trip to the farm could be complete without a tractor ride. Here the class boards a trailer for transportation to the fields where the real work begins.
Granddaughter scores a big golden beet in the fields.
The class, along with several chaperones like Kongo, dug into their work with gusto, picking beets, turnips, onions, and something the monkey can’t pronounce (kohlrabi). Now Kongo doesn’t actually eat this stuff. He is NOT a vegetable lover (with few exceptions) so this was mostly an academic exercise for the simian that got sun on his face and dirt under his fingernails.
Several things were learned such as that age old question, what is the difference between a fruit and a vegetable. Hmmm. According to the farmer instructors the difference is that fruits have seeds like apples, pears, strawberries, and oranges. Vegetables have flowers like artichokes, lettuce, and carrots. Actually, fruits have flowers too but you don’t eat them. With vegetables you eat the roots, leaves, and stems of the plant. So there you go. Tomatoes, peppers, squash, okra, and cucumbers are fruits. So there!
Travel safe. Have fun.