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Learning life on the farm

Posted at 2:15 PM, Mar 20, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-20 14:15:27-04

LINCOLN COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18) — A woman in Lincoln County is bringing a bright light in a surreal situation. Windy Hill Farm is hosting a camp for kids this week, to teach them about life on the farm.

This is Windy Hill Farm and this week, they've had some extra help around the barn. "A lot of shoveling, a lot of shoveling! Yeah, we had to shovel a lot," Shelby Wilson and Sadie Preston said.

It's all because of Martha Bastin, a beloved bus driver for the Lincoln County Schools. Once the school district closed to stop the spread of the coronavirus, she decided to host a camp, to give kids the opportunity to learn unconventionally.

"I taught them how to groom the horses and the safety around the animals. And we cleaned out the barn. Over my shoulder here, we dumped the what we cleaned out of the barn into the garden and I explained to them, You know, why we needed to dump that into the garden for fertilizer," Bastin said.

"We caught lizards there too! We caught two. We tried to catch frogs but no luck," Casper Toler and Max Adams said.
And to say the kids, ages from third grade to high school, are excited is an understatement.

"Just seeing them have fun, and watching them be kids. And not being locked in a class room but we are still learning here and we are doing their class work. We're still learning, about different things in life," Bastin said.

"I got to learn how to drive the 4 wheeler and that was really fun. I got to learn the 4 wheeler too," Shelby and Sadie added.
Putting technology down, for a breath of fresh air.