A's 2nd grade class took a field trip to the Quilici Cattle Ranch today. I asked A if he wanted me to go and he said he did. I love field trips in our small town...we get to walk to all of them. We walked across the street and through a new housing development to find 2 flatbeds of hay waiting to take us to the ranch. So we all got on the flatbeds for a hayride. What fun!
Everytime we passed more cows F would say, 'We don't need to get close to those cows.' The land was beautiful and so peaceful. I was impressed with how thought out the irrigation is. Just amazing to me. I had never thought about it before but there is real planning that goes into the whole irrigation system. Their irrigation runs off the Carson River. They consider themselves very lucky. Their ranch is about 127 years old and was a potato farm before it became a cattle ranch. This was really a fun field trip. A had a great time with Timothy, his best friend. And the weather was perfect. I bundled up and made sure A and F were bundled too. We didn't even need our coats until it was time to head back to the school. What a great way to spend my morning.