Did you get to travel to someone’s house for Thanksgiving? Are you going to someone’s house during Christmas vacation?
When we drive somewhere the driver often has a GPS or phone that has a map to show them where to go so they don’t get lost.
We use maps on the farm, too. When we have people do our chores they need to know where everything is, where each of the animals live, where to find the food, and where the gates are.
|If you looked at our farm from an airplane, this is what you would see.
There are a few differences from the airplane view and the map I drew because the photo is older. We’ve moved a few fences, added a fence, and added a hay barn. Can you see any other changes?
|This is what it looks like when I walk out to the barn in the morning.
Right now the ground is covered with snow, not with grass.
|The big white door is usually closed.
It’s open so you can see inside the barn.
If I leave the door open all the time then Echo, River, and Serenity would make a mess inside.
|This is the back of the barn.
If I open the big door on the back, the bucks will come running inside.
Two big bales of hay weigh about the same as a small car! That’s heavy!
It takes about 2 weeks for the animals to eat a whole bale of hay.
|Here is a map I drew of the inside of our barn.
I hope you enjoyed this tour of our farm!
Do you see how useful maps are? The people who come take care of our animals while we are gone like having a map to see where all the animals are supposed to be. The like knowing where the food is, and where to find everything they need.