03-16 8th Grade

The Waldorf School of Garden City's 8th grade class was here this week focusing on Colonial American History.  They learned about the history of maple syrup and learned how to identify sugar maples, from which they collected sap.  They boiled sap into syrup in our sugar house, learned how to shear sheep, used our saw mill to make boards, and carried lumber for our new tent platforms in the woods.  We also had a barn dance Wednesday night: a mix of contra and square dancing that had everybody tired and smiling by the end.  These students worked hard and played hard, and we look forward to seeing them in the fall when they come on their high school orientation trip!