Putting the Farm to Bed
The harvest is done, the baby animals are all grown up, the compost is spread, the gardens are mulched and darkness is rapidly increasing. It’ll soon be the farmer’s time to read, rest and rejuvenate. For now though it’s time to figure out which ewes will be bred and which rams will get to be the fathers.
Time to move the cattle to the winter pasture for access to year-round water. Time to start feeding the hay that stored up the sun’s energy on those hot summer days. For every season, turn, turn, turn. Enjoy the turn of your season and come join us for some warm learning in the kitchen or fiber arts studio.
This Weekend—Halloween Farm Fun!
Saturday, Oct. 27, 5-9:30 PM
Take a walk on the wild side through our trail of costumed characters and pay a visit to the Mad Scientist's lab. Meet a live owl and farm animals, and hear stories around the bonfire. Make a craft, play nature games, and have Halloween treats from the farm. Come in costume!
Register Now—Introduction to Lard
Saturday, Nov.17, 2-4PM
Just in time for holiday baking and cooking! Come and learn about lard, from rendering ground lard to using it in recipes in place of shortening and butter. Samples to take home and hands-on cooking opportunities.
Save the Date—Holiday Gifts from the Farm
Saturday, Dec. 1, 9:30 AM-12:30 PM
Add a personal touch to your holidays with hand-made gifts from the farm! Use farm produce and natural resources to create wool ornaments, holiday greenery, tasty mixes and much more. This is a drop-off program for children ages 6-12.
Upcoming Childrens’ Programs
Farm Quest: Turkey Time
Friday, Nov. 9, 1:30-3:30 PM; Ages 7-11
Lil’ Farmhands: The Harvest is Done, Now Comes the Fun!
Tuesdays, Nov. 13 and/or 27, 9:30-11:30 AM; Ages 4-5
Eat, Play, Grow: Squash Surprise
Monday, Nov. 19, 4:30-6:30 PM; Ages 4-8
Warm Up with our Fiber Art Workshops
Sheep to Slippers
Saturday, Nov. 10, 10AM-4PM
Meet our sheep, learn how to process wool, and make a pair of warm, durable felted slippers.
Cable Workshop – Cowl Neck Wrap
Saturday, Nov. 10, 1-4PM
Learn how to knit a basic cable stitch pattern using a cable needle while beginning a simple cowl neck wrap.
Sheep to Mittens
Saturday, Nov. 17, 10AM-4PM
Create a wearable felted project with wool from Gale Woods sheep. Meet the sheep, learn how to process wool, and make a pair of warm, durable felted mittens.
See a complete listing of events happening at Gale Woods Farm