This year is Stella’s first year in Brownies. And so far, it’s the only organized activity she’s really shown an interest in. I have to say, I can’t blame her!
The programming for Brownies really is fantastic because every week is something new. So far, the girls have had an evening of sewing, of speaking with a Canadian Air Forces pilot, and most recently, a visit to a fully automated dairy farm.
It was the last visit – the farm – that inspired the title for this blog posting. Because, although hubby and I bought this Dr. Seuss book as Stella’s very first book when she was a wee newborn, I did not realize that I too would be on the journey to all these places!
So without further adieu …. Oh, the places I you will go as a Brownie helper! First there was the weekend of camping. And now, a series of learnings that I had the pleasure of taking in at a dairy farm.
- A dairy farm comes with a very strong smell.
- The deep dark earth that the cows are standing and laying in is actually not earth, but their own dung.
- Dung is very warm. The cows like lying in the dung.
- When you point out how cute a new born calf is, the girls will instead ask what the pink wet stuff lying on the dung is.
- The girls will quietly accept the answer from the Brownie Leader that the pink stuff is “after birth.”
- The girls will then turn towards the mom helper and ask what “after birth” is.