Katie Wigton’s second grade class at BWF enjoy Peinhardt Farms in Cullman.
BWF second graders visited Peinhardt Living Farm in Cullman this fall, and classes learned about working farms in early 20th century Alabama.
Peinhardt Farm is a working farm with cotton, sweet potato, pumpkin and sugar cane crops. The farm has livestock, and students had the opportunity to milk a cow, see hatchling chicks and guide a mule while plowing.
Students also visited a farmhouse from 1930 and learned about canning food, washing clothes before washing machines, wood stove cooking and gardening. They also learned how early 20th century tools like cross-cut saws and wedge and froe work. These tools are still used for making fences on farms.
Second grade teachers at BWF are Cindy Holt, Dana Mason, Ashley Scott and Katie Wigton.