Morton Musings: Piglets, a llama, a crop sprayer … and Rocke’s roast beef

Posted by Big Rat on Campus on Apr 18, 2014 in Rat News | Subscribe

Thanks to Morton High School FFA (Future Farmers of America) advisor Mark Cox’s response to my emails, I have more detailed information to pass along on FFA’s Barnyard Zoo that will be held Friday in the high school parking lot and garage.

The event is open to the public, but it’s geared for day-care, elementary school and home-bound students. Area farmers will bring in animals for a petting zoo that will be open from 8:30 a.m. until about 2 p.m.

“We’ll have piglets, a calf, sheep, goats, baby chicks, a llama, pet rats, dogs, a hedge hog, and possibly a few other animals,” Cox said.

There also will be farm machinery on display.

“An antique tractor or two, newer tractors, a backhoe and a crop sprayer,” Cox said.

FFA will be serving lunch — including roast beef donated by Rocke’s — as a fundraiser. It’s first-come, first-served, so don’t be late.

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