Gold Leaf Farms
My brothers and I went to a farm called Gold Leaf Farms in Kernersville. We got to paint a pony that was gray and make it blue and purple!
We picked up ducklings that were very wet and smelly, made crafts out of beads, and rode a horse. There was also a pig and a cow, but they weren’t very interesting.
There was a really skinny horse that was Amish. He was so thin because he hadn’t been well fed by the people who owned him before, but this farm was trying to take good care of him now. We went on this trip with our CC friends and saw a farm cat, too.
Now, I’m going to tell some horse facts:
- A pony is not a baby horse; it is a fully grown small horse.
- A dam is the word used for the mother of a horse.
- A sire is the word used for the father of a horse.
- Horses belong to the Equus family.
- Equus comes from the Greek word meaning quickness.
- Horses are mammals in the same family as zebras, mules, and donkeys.
- Horses love to eat short, juicy grass.
- They also eat hay, especially in the winter or when they stay in a stall.
- Extra high energy food such as barley, oats, corn or bran are good for working horses.
- Horses have small stomachs for their size and need to eat little and often.
- If they are in a field, horses will graze for most of the day
- An average life span for a horse is around 20-25 years, although they can live up to 30 years or more.
Bloody Boston: Foreshadowing Revolution
2 October 2017
On one dull, dark day in 1770, there were two British soldiers, whose names were John and Hugh. Shaking and uneasy, they were anxious because they knew the colonists known as the Sons of Liberty resented them. While standing guard in Boston, the colonists started violently provoking them. These Americas were hostile toward King George’s wrathful laws and taxes.
The indignant Sons kept stirring up trouble until the soldiers had had enough. One Brit whacked a colonist with the butt of his gun, which caused a large mob to form. A commander named Captain Preston tried to restore order, but this only made the mob more furious and the situation more perilous. Soon the Americans started brutally throwing chunks of ice, sticks, and clubs at the soldiers and yelling, “Kill them!”
Animosity grew and the mob became more vicious until a club struck a soldier, who
reacted by strongly firing his musket at the mob as they got closer. The British shot again, hitting and killing a sum of five Sons before the rest of the colonists ran way. Even though the violence subsided, more trouble was sure to follow this bloody and gruesome event. This “Boston Massacre” foreshadowed the revolution to come.