Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Bison? In Connecticut? Who Knew?!

Being a born and raised New Englander, especially one who spent the majority of her life in Connecticut, it came as a total suprise to me to read on one of the homeschool Yahoo groups that we are on that a field trip was being planned to a bison farm in Connecticut!  Really?  We have bison in Connecticut?!  I was in shock!  Quickly I replied that we would love to join in the field trip fun and we anxiously awaited for today to arrive.  The girls and I packed a picnic lunch, hopped in the car and headed to Brooklyn Connecticut to Creamery Brook Bison Farm for what promised to be a truly unique adventure!
The fun started with making ice cream.  The girls loved it!
After ice cream it was time to board the wagon and head out to the fields (where the buffalo roam)!
Look! There really are bison in Connecticut!
We learned that baby bison (called calves) have a birth weight of 50 pounds!
When we got back to the farm, we all got to help make butter from the cream that was left over from making ice cream.  The girls loved shaking the container. and even told David at dinner tonight how "butter is easier to make than ice cream, Daddy!"  Even better though, is when we got to eat it!
It was such a great trip!  The weather was incredible, we learned lots of new things and met some really great people!  And now we know, that yes, there are indeed bison in Connecticut!


  1. I have been wanting to visit this place. Too bad I didn't know about the trip. We could have joined you. Looks like a great day.

  2. Who knew, indeed. I'm so glad you posted this. I'm adding it to my family field trip list! xo

  3. Hi Friends! Rosemarie, I am so sorry that I did not think to drop you a line about this field trip! I feel terrible, especially since it would have made the day even more fabulous to have you and your boys there! If you shoot me an email (or a Facebook friend request if you happen to be on Facebook) I will be sure to add you to my address book! We would love to get together sometime!

    Meg, you will have a blast! I am so glad that we went and got to visit a type of animal we had never seen up close before! It was lots of fun!