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Farm Becomes Classroom For Kindergartners

SMYRNA, Tenn. - It's officially fall and that means the leaves will soon be turning and the temperatures are already falling.

It also means pumpkins will soon be ready for carving as a group of young students found out when they took a trip to a local farm.

A kindergarten class at Lakeview Design Center visited Walden Farm in Smyrna.

"Seeing all the animals, my daughter got to feed a goat. She's never done that before," said one woman.

Every fall, the Walden family of Smyrna opens up their gates to their pumpkin farm.

Four generations live on the farm.

Heather Walden said through the eyes of a child, there's something exciting at every turn including a hay maze, the chicken coop and the animal barn.

Molly the burro is another attraction. Young visitors also can take a hayride, which goes right through the pumpkin patch.

Kim Wiggins said the visit has been a good time for her daughter, Brooklyn.

"I think she's getting a good opportunity to be out on the farm because she's never been able to go to a farm before," she said.

Teacher Rachel Hix said the students will leave with a part of the farm with them. She said they will do lessons and activities related to what they saw including writing in their journals.

The kids also took a pumpkin home.

The Walden Pumpkin Farm is open through Halloween. Admission is free to the public.

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