Picnic at Kanhas!
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Picnic at Kanhas!

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We has our first picnic at Kanhas, where we went to Collingwood Animal Farm. It was a great opportunity for the children to interact with nature closely. They got to cuddle guinea pigs, milk a cow and feed sheep, horses, and chickens!

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Cuddling guinea pigs
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Feeding the chickens
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Petting the horses
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Milking the cows

We also saw a beautiful peacock, some calves and a vegetable garden. The mothers and siblings had all come along for the trip so we also had a yummy feast at lunch time.
I am sure, observing and interacting with the animals so closely, gave the young children a deep appreciation, love and sensitivity towards them. They will all think twice before eating someone that they have so lovingly fed and cuddled themselves!

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About the Author: Shweta Shetty
Suvarna Radhika Devi Dasi (Shweta Patil) has been practising Krishna Consciousness for over 15 years now. A qualified software engineer and Bharat Natyam Dancer, she has now ventured into the field of early childhood education. She has completed a certification in child care and is applying her spiritual and academic experiences to create a unique Vedic training program for children in Melbourne.

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