Visiting a farm can be both educational and entertaining. You'll hear many odd or unusual noises on the farm, see a lot of different animals, and smell some interesting things. A farmyard is a great place to learn about animals, what they are used for, and how to care for them. It is also a great place to learn about farm equipment, and about how to stay safe.

Animal Noises

One of the first things you'll notice when you visit a farm is all the animal noises around you. You'll probably hear mooing cows, braying horses, clucking chickens, and barking dogs. One animal making noise tends to get the others going, so you may hear an abundance of animal sounds all at once. Learning the sounds ahead of time can help you to identify them.

Animal Photos

To see what different farm animals look like, take advantage of resources on the Internet. Sometimes identifying an animal that you have never seen before can be difficult. You can make it easier by studying pictures of the different farm animals you may encounter on your farm visit.

Educational Resources

The Internet is also an excellent place to find learning activities for home and school. The following links are great ways to start learning about the farm.

Farm Equipment

Farm equipment is essential to working the land. Learn more about the many types of equipment available, and about how to use them safely.

A farm visit can be a wonderful experience, so take your time and learn all about the animals, the sounds, and the equipment used to farm the land.

About the Author

Written by Michael Marcin of Crest Capital. When Mike was little, there was no such thing as the internet (or color TV). Today, he oversees all operations and finance for Crest Capital, a national equipment finance lender. Mike writes on a variety of business topics including equipment, vehicle, and software finance and associated tax implications.