Once a month (or so) while the weather is fine(ish), we host a family-friendly work party. Bring your kids, your gloves, and a treat to share. Work as much (or as little) as you like. We’ll have several projects to work on so you can jump in wherever you like. Learn new skills, make new friends, get in a workout, and help us make the farm a delight.
My grandad always used to say: “Many hands make light work.” We’re counting on yours. (chuckle)
Your kids can join in the work alongside you or explore the farm to their heart’s content.
(*Please note: no formal babysitting is provided; you assume all risk and responsibility for your children).
Family Night On The Farm, March: Spring Cleanup
Thursday, March 31st 6-7:30pm
Bring boots, gloves & a treat to share. We’ll be doing several clean-up projects around the farm including picking sticks, trash clean-up along the roads, sweeping out the barn, and scooping manure.
Family Night On The Farm, April: Garden Prep
Thursday, April 28th 6-7:30pm
Bring boots, gloves, trowels & a treat to share. We’ll be focusing on the garden, cleaning up beds, adding wood chips to the paths, hauling armfuls of old weeds to the pigs, planting spring cover crop, spreading manure, and laying down thick layers of mulch to prevent weeds and retain moisture.
Family Night On The Farm, May: Garden Planting
Thursday, May 26th 6-7:30pm
Bring boots, gloves, a trowel if you’ve got one & a treat to share. We’ll be prepping beds and planting our year’s supply of tomato starts as well as squash, melons, beans, and a plethora of flowers including our favorite zinnias, cosmos, and sunflowers. Want to see first-hand what we grow (and how we plant it)? Want to know how we decide how much to plant to feed our family (with enough left over to feed the animals as well)? Come on out and join in the work/fun! Planting day is always a good time and so full of possibility!
Family Night On The Farm, June: Pea Harvest
Thursday, June 30th 6-7:30pm
Bring a bucket or a basket & a treat to share (and probably bug spray). Weather and harvest permitting, we’ll be spending a lovely early summer evening harvesting and shelling garden peas. We’ll have crews to pick, crews to shell, and crews to blanch and freeze for winter preserving. If you’ve wanted to learn how to harvest, shell, prep, and preserve fresh garden peas for frigid winter days, today’s the day to join in!
Family Night On The Farm, July: Bush Bean Harvest
Thursday, July 28th 6-7:30pm
Bring a bucket or a basket & a treat to share. Weather and harvest permitting, we’ll be spending a lovely early summer evening harvesting and preserving bush beans. We’ll have crews to harvest, another to snap and prep the beans, and another to blanch and freeze them in preparation for winter eating. Bush beans are some of the easiest plants to grow in your garden and bring a huge reward. We prefer our beans fresh or frozen (not canned) so you’ll learn step-by-step how to get them from the garden to your freezer (and onto your plate!).