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  • Hi Bob the Canadian here.

  • It's a little windy today but I'm gonna shoot a video for you guys anyways.

  • As some of you know, I've told you that I am a high school teacher, but did you know

  • that I'm also a farmer.

  • In this video I'll help you learn some English words and phrases to talk about farming while

  • I give you a little tour of my farm.

  • Hey welcome to this video.

  • If this is your first time here don't forget to click the subscribe button below and the

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  • And if at some point during this video you could give me a thumbs up that would be awesome.

  • And I apologize for the wind.

  • It's really windy out here today, but I'm gonna make this video anyways.

  • A tractor is a vehicle that farmers use to work

  • in their fields.

  • And I actually have two of them if we take a look over here you can see my snowblower

  • on the back and I have another smaller tractor and it has a rototiller.

  • Here is another farm implement.

  • This is a wagon.

  • A wagon is hooked up to back of a tractor.

  • Let's head out to some of the fields.

  • It's April right now in Canada so not a lot is growing yet.

  • You can see that it's fairly brown out here.

  • This is a flower bed.

  • This is where my wife and I grow flowers.

  • I'm not sure what that sound is.

  • This is a flower bed.

  • This is a place where we'll grow market flowers.

  • We grow cut flowers for a local farmers' market.

  • And in this bed I think we're actually growing some tulips right now.

  • Let's go have a look at what they look like in April.

  • So one of the things that's really neat about living on a farm is it's, I think

  • that might blow away at some point today, one of the cool things about living on a farm

  • is watching things grow.

  • I really enjoy watching things grow.

  • If you look really closely here, you'll see that there are some small tulips just

  • starting to come out of the ground.

  • I hope that you can see them.

  • I'll put a picture of what those will look like in a couple of months.

  • But let's go look at one of the bigger fields.

  • That's a feed truck.

  • That's a truck that brings feed to farms.

  • This field behind is a field of wheat.

  • On our farm we grow basically four big crops.

  • We grow wheat.

  • We grow soybeans.

  • We grow corn, and we grow hay.

  • Let's walk over to the wheat field and have a look at some of the baby wheat plants.

  • They're really hard to see right now.

  • So I'm not sure if this is coming into focus, but what you should be seeing right now are

  • really tiny wheat plants.

  • I'll put a picture in this video of what wheat looks like when it's bigger.

  • But this is one of the crops that we grow on our farm.

  • Eventually the wheat is harvested and used to make bread.

  • We don't make the bread though.

  • We ship the wheat to a local grain elevator, and they sell it to places that make bread.

  • So what you can see behind me here are three different farm structures or buildings.

  • You can see my barn.

  • A barn is a place where you keep animals.

  • You can see my silos.

  • Silos are a place where you keep feed for animals.

  • And you can see my machine shed, or drive shed, where I keep my farm equipment, my tractors

  • and my implements.

  • I know it's not a lot to look at yet, but in the beds behind me we have flower that

  • is called a peony.

  • And I'll try to put a picture up here of what a peony looks like.

  • And if you're wondering why I'm making this video at this time of year, I plan to

  • make another one in about six or seven weeks and I'll show you all of the same places

  • on my farm and what they look like then.

  • So on a farm you need water.

  • We have two sources of water on our farm.

  • We have a pond that you see behind me, and if I just turn the camera a bit you can see

  • the river down here.

  • On our farm we have two kinds of animals.

  • We have goats, which you see right here, and we have sheep.

  • In the winter we keep our sheep inside because there's nothing for them to eat in the pasture.

  • A pasture is a field where we grow grasses for animals to go eat in.

  • Well one thing that happens when have animals is you get manure.

  • This is a pile of manure that we will use to mix with the soil as fertilizer.

  • If you're not sure what manure is, when animals eat, eventually something has to come

  • out the other end.

  • Manure.

  • On our farm we also have cats.

  • We call them farm cats.

  • They live in the barn and they help to catch mice and rats.

  • Hi kitty.

  • And usually they're pretty friendly.

  • I think this one's name is Spike, but I would have to ask my kids to be sure.

  • This field beside the river is called a pasture, and the pasture is where our sheep and goats

  • go in the summer to eat grass.

  • The posts here are a fence and we use the fence to make sure that the goats and sheep

  • aren't able to escape.

  • So this is a pasture.

  • It'll be a lot greener in about four weeks when things warm up a bit.

  • Pasture.

  • Well that was a short tour of my farm.

  • I hope that you learned some English words and phrases so that in the future you'll

  • be able to talk about farming.

  • I know it's kind of a rare subject.

  • It's not something that you'll be talking about a lot, but I hope that you enjoyed this

  • video.

  • Bob the Canadian here.

  • Learn English with Bob the Canadian.

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