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  • What do a peacock, alpaca, donkey, goat and turkey have in common? They live on Harpers Farm in Camden County and recently received some visitors.
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  • What do a peacock, alpaca, donkey, goat and turkey have in common? They live on Harpers Farm in Camden County and recently received some visitors.
    First grade classes from Dogwood Elementary toured Harpers Farm and learned about the animals, farming and planting. The tour was made possible by the Farm Bureau federation.
    "Most of them are totally amazed at what they see. They just have no idea where things come from," Guy Winters, member of the federation and MU Extension council, said.
    Winters taught the children how to shuck corn. Darren and Dana Harper opened up their farm for visitors along with Darren's parents, Carl and Carol Harper, who are both on the federation board.
    This is the second year in a row that students have toured the farm.
    What they had to say:
    Isaiah Callahan
    Class: Ms. Jenkins
    Favorite part of the trip?
    The ducks
    What did you learn?
    That the peacocks can fly
    Ciara Faulconer
    Class: Mrs. Clift
    Favorite part of the trip?
    Alpacas
    What did you learn? That the chicken lays a tiny eggs and the turkeys lay really large eggs
    Alexandra Dickerson
    Class: Mrs. Luber
    Favorite part of the trip?
    The bunnies
    What did you learn? I learned that if you put a bunny too close to your face, it could scratch you.
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