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Free-Range kids

Recently, we hosted a group of elementary kids.  It was so much fun.  They got to feed the animals, collect eggs, milk the goat, learn how to make mozzarella cheese, harvest pistachios from the tree, pet the kittens, and so much more. While everyone seemed to love the trip, the teachers were curious about the free time the students had.  We feel strongly about the importance of free time.  Here at Flip Flop Ranch, we believe that free play is important for the proper development of children.  Plus if you want your child to experience what real farm life is like…

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Waldorf Schools visit the Ranch

We have been blessed with 8 year olds coming out of our ears. And yes, I do mean we’ve been blessed.  This year we have had multiple Waldorf schools come to the ranch for their third grade farm visit.  And we have enjoyed their visit so much that we have actually decided to focus on schools! A Waldorf school, for those of you who don’t know, is a school that follows educational principles laid out by Rudolf Steiner. It is a well-rounded approach to education that involves the whole child–head, hands, and heart.  They are very hands on, very active,…

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