St. James School was hosted by the Delaware County 4H at their farm in Newtown Square, PA.
The 4H is a working animal farm where livestock and farm fowl are raised and bred. The students experienced the daily operation of the farm by observing the 4H members feed, clean and train their animals. Students toured the facility and were given lessons about the animals by a 4H host from Penn State University. Horses, sheep, lambs, beef steer and dairy cows all got the opportunity to meet the curious students from North Philadelphia.
Inside the farmhouse, was an area of heritage egg laying hens and an area of more commercial egg layers. Some students were brave enough to hold out a hand to feed the hens, while others observed a rare sight of several newly hatched pheasants that had recently become residents of the farm. After the tours, the students took out their art materials and created masterful works of art of the farm animals, which are now proudly displayed in the halls of St. James School.