Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Spring Tours on the Farm

Spring marks the beginning of tour season on our farm. The last two weeks we’ve been working to get everything ready for visitors. Over the last week, we’ve hosted six groups at our dairy. It’s fun to watch people interact with our animals.

A bus in front of our barn
Preschool children watching the cows being milked
A Kindergarten class in the milking parlor
Watching the cows milking from the viewing balcony in our barn
The kids watch the tractor and manure tanker drive off to the field
They love helping feed the animals
Our animals like the attention
Teachers getting a tour of our barn
Making a friend
Is it ok if I scratch your nose?
Hello sweet calf, nice to meet you!
Boys checking out where the calves food and water is kept
Playing in the sandbox under our shade tree
A beautiful day to ride a seesaw
Fun on the tire mountain
Katie from Geauga Soil & Water teaches a "Soil to Spoon" seminar
If you're interested in visiting our farm, we have two events coming up that are open to the public:
Spring Dairy Season Opener
Sunday, May 19 from 1:00-5:00pm @ $6/person (2 & under free)
Take a guided tour of the milking parlor, wagon ride through the barn, pet the calves, play in the corn box, run around on our outdoor farm-themed playground and learn about where milk comes from. Fun for the entire family!

Cow Tales Adventures (for children 5 & under w/ caregiver)
Tuesday, May 21 from 10:00am-12:00pm @ $6/person (12 months & under free)
This farm adventure allows young children and caregivers to tour the farm, make a cow craft, play in the indoor play area and have a dairy snack. Plan to arrive by 10am and be at the farm until 12pm to take part in all of the activities.

Check out the Hastings Dairy website for details.

We look forward to many more visitors this year!


  1. Spring farm tours- how much fun. We would be in trouble because I am late on all my spring cleaning including some of the barn areas!!

    1. It is fun! It does take lots of work to clean, mow and get the farm looking it's best, especially when were trying to get crops in the ground. It's very busy at our farm right now.

  2. I still remember my favorite field trips as a kid was going to farms outside the Chicago Suburbs. Probably made me into who I am today. It was a dairy farm and we got to help make cheese and sample a few. Ok a LOT of cheese. They will remember it just like I did.


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