And just what has captured the interest of that line of children?
Horses. Mustangs to be exact. Mustangs who are being gentled and trained.
Our Girl Scout troop traveled (half a mile down the road) to Mustang U, where Adalia volunteers every week. Adalia mucks stalls, cleans out the pastures and occasionally feeds and brushes the horses.
Owner of Mustang U, Tracy, did an awesome job showing us the horses and explaining to us where the wild mustangs come from and sharing a bit about their history and unique characteristics. Tracy's pretty much the Pioneer Woman of Whatcom County (minus, or course, Marlboro man and the money from sponsors). The girls (and boys) were all fascinated by the horses. It was a great learning opportunity for us all and it was fun to see where Adalia spends so much time.
Thank you so much, Tracy, for spending the morning with us!
After freezing at Mustang U, we headed back to our house for hot cocoa and homemade cookies, compliments of Mrs. Quinn. It was great morning of learning for everyone.