April 2017 Magazines - Page 36

Livin’ Local Chickens of all shapes and sizes freely roam the grounds as do some beautiful peacocks and turkeys... and surprisingly, the many cats lounging around the property pay little or no attention to them! There are ponies and pigs, donkeys and ducks and many of these guys will happily approach you, especially if you’re carrying some of the animal feed that’s offered for sale at the entrance. Shopping at the small but quaint farmer’s market, one During this time visitors can shop an enhanced mar! will find seasonal veggies, fresh eggs, homemade ket with undoubtedly the best pumpkin selection in jams and jellies, handmade soaps and authentic raw town. Hay rides, pony rides and a maze are also honey that’s produced on property. There’s no charge available as an upgraded experience, so mark your to shop the market but I do suggest paying the $5.00 calendars now. ($3.00 for kids) to enter the barnyard area to mingle with the animals. Why? Because it’s a deal at twice the price and it’s really FUN – especially for the kids! In addition to your basic farm animals there’s also turtles and a huge tortoise, a Koi fish tank, and a res! ident Llama named Tommy. The property is accentu! ated with authentic antique farm equipment and sig! nage, making photo opportunities plentiful. Want to have a unique group event? The Farm can accommodate and cater weddings, dances, meetings and field trips, simply contact Farmer Sharon for more information. When visiting The Farm, keep in mind that many of the animals are not “show per! fect” as a large number of them were rescued from a previously less fortunate lifestyle. One can donate The Farm is only open on Saturday and Sundays but dur! (tax deductible) to their favorite animal(s) by way ing their annual Fall Harvest Festival in October, hours of The Farm’s “Angel Tree.” From what I saw, the ani! are extended along with the activities and attractions. mals appeared happy and healthy, well fed and most 36 April/May 2017