Do Morning Chores With Us!

Register here: Farm Morning Experience

Would you like to experience hands-on farm life just for a morning?

Or might you be a “Small Farmer Wannabe”? Pining for the slower life raising healthy food in your own rural paradise, but don’t want to make the costly mistake of buying that country place only to find out that you hate it? When folks who dream of the farm life do morning chores with us, by the end of three hours their fire of desire is either blazing or sputtering out. We’ve seen it happen both ways. This mentoring session may be some of the best money you ever spend!

This is a structured mentoring experience. You will learn some or all of the following (some are season-dependent): feeding and milking goats, filtering milk and filling jars, bottle-feeding calves, feeding and watering pigs, tending to chickens and turkeys in the coop or in the field pens, feeding and letting out the geese and ducks penned up for the night, watering sheep and steers in the field, moving ruminants from one pasture to the next, throwing down hay (winter), feeding the cats and dogs, feeding and watering chicks or other baby poultry, cleaning out brooder trays (yuck, but it’s part of the job), watering or planting in the garden.

We will guide you step by step through the farm chore essentials. As we share our quarter-century of experience and knowledge, you will learn not only the practical whats but also the whys of a small farmer’s morning routine.

Breakfast is included, featuring whole-wheat pancakes or waffles fresh off the griddle, handcrafted maple syrup or our own honey, goat milk, and hot coffee.

Arrive at the farm by 7:00 a.m. in the winter and 6:00 a.m. in spring, summer, and fall. Appropriate summer clothing is long jeans, long-sleeve cotton shirt, hat, leather gloves, and sneakers you can get dirty. No sandals! Cold-weather wear is warm jacket with hood, jeans, long underwear or snowpants, lined gloves, rubber boots. Plan on 20F colder here than in the city.

Please note: this experience is for the able-bodied, who can walk a half-mile. Children must be supervised at all times by a parent/guardian/designated adult leader. A signed liability waiver is required (sent upon registration).

Available Monday through Saturday, please dialogue with us about date.

See you at the farm!

Well life on the farm is kinda laid back
Ain't much an old country boy like me can't hack
It's early to rise, early in the sack
Thank God I'm a country boy

Well a simple kinda life never did me no harm
A raisin' me a family and workin' on a farm
My days are all filled with an easy country charm
Thank God I'm a country boy

~ John Denver, Thank God I’m a Country Boy