First graders loved exploring farm life at Shelbure Farms as part of our Vermont Farms unit. We got the chance to step back in time and see what life was like long ago. First graders had a chance to make candles, feed the chickens, card wool, and make butter. These were all chores that 6-7 years olds were charged with in the early days. We also learned how farmers earned money and the met that wants and needs of their families.