Field Trips

We are happy to welcome your school class or homeschool Co-op to the farm!

 

Farm Visit

Arrange for a guided tour of the farm for an afternoon - pack a picnic and enjoy the view. $40 Scheduling fee (to be paid prior to trip) + $10 per student or family for a two hour visit.

 

Overnight Farm Trip

Another option is to plan an overnight camping trip at the farm! It is sure to be an experience that you and your class will not soon forget. Must be scheduled at least 6 weeks in advance and activities your group would like to take on will be coordinated with the farm.

 

$125 per family for one night, two day visit.

$250 per family for a two night, three day visit.

 

The following lists are potential activities that could be scheduled for your farm trip. Activities need to be chosen in advance so we may have the appropriate materials on hand - we could not possibly do them all in one trip, can you imagine? Let's work together and build a fantastic experience for your group!!!

 

Farm Trip Itinerary Ideas:

 

Fall Camping trip (early September) - Potential activities:

Emphasis on harvest and preservation

- Harvest pumpkins, gourds

- Goard drying

- Bunching and Drying herbs

- Harvest peppers, tomatoes

- Sauerkraut and Pepper fermentation

- Baking bread and sourdough bread

- Using apple peeler/corer and making applesauce

- Animal husbandry: trimming goat hooves

- Milking a goat

- Making goats cheese, ice cream

- Daily feeding of and bringing water to animals

- Muck out goats pen

- Collect chicken/duck eggs, mucking coops

- Planting strawberries

- Walking the farm, checking fences

- Helping chop wood and cut kindling and stack in shed

- Wheelbarrow/rake out horse manure from off of field

 

Winter DAY TRIP ONLY (late January/ early February) potential activities:

- Lambing preparation - introduce & describe kit contents

- Goat breeding talk

- Garden planning - building a raised bed

- Building a seed propagation house using reclaimed windows

- Planting seeds

- Hopefully view a live lamb birth!

 

Spring Camping trip (late April) - Potential activities:

Emphasis on Garden preparation

- Bed preparation

- Seedling transplant

- Weeding the garden

- Animal husbandry sheep: castrating males (easy banding method)

- Goat kidding

- Tending needs of baby Chicks, Ducklings, and/or Guineafowl

- Daily feeding of and bringing water to animals

- Muck out goats pen

- Collect chicken/duck eggs, mucking coops

- Wheelbarrow/rake out horse manure from off of field

- Walking the farm, checking fences