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2nd Annual Free Farm Weekend!

Just as we were getting ready for Spring, Mother Nature let us know she is still in charge and that winter is not quite done yet! Though, we are beginning to think about springtime and all the busyness that goes with planting and getting the B & B ready for a busy season. With that in mind, we want to offer our 2nd annual "Free Farm" weekend during May 18 -20. Have you ever thought "I'd sure like to work on the farm" -even if it's just for a weekend? Well we have enough chores that we would like to share- and we are willing to let you stay for FREE to help out! That's right - FREE! Knowing that milking cows is not everybody's thing -we have a variety of chores most anybody can do. Planting flowers, spreading mulch, painting a shed, trimming the hiking trail, and picking stones from the fields - just to name a few. Tasks range from very simple to challenging and you get to decide what level you are capable of.   If you are considering this, feel free to email or call with questions

Included in your Fri - Sun stay is breakfast for each morning and a Saturday work day lunch. It won't be all work - lawn games and a bonfire - are in the plans to make it a fun weekend too!

So all you "wanna be" farmers - here's your chance. May 18-20. Choose to stay the whole weekend or just part of it.   Arrive 2 pm or after on Friday and all will be ended by 2:30 pm on Sunday.  Be sure to mention the words "FREE FARM" when you contact us for reservations

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Hill and Valley Exploration Tour coming here!

Two autumn weekends to explore farm traditions. Area farms open their doors to welcome you, and experience farm living first hand! 

Grab your mud boots and the cooler. Throw the rain gear and an extra sweater in the trunk. Prepare for some good ole, country-style fun – rain or shine. With over sixty events and activities at 14 different venues on the Hill and Valley Exploration Tour, there is something for everyone.

Learn how to shear sheep, harvest honey, groom a show calf, warp a loom, can chutney, buck rivet an airstream, and make wine to name just a few activities on the Hill and Valley Exploration Tour. Along the way, you can fill your cooler with fresh veggies, jellies and preserves, and quality meat purchased directly from the producer at their farm or at our farmers’ market, and shop for vintage goodies.

Find your lunch at the farm-to-fork restaurant on the tour or support one of the local farmers, church groups, or youth groups offering picnic-style food options. For adults, we have evening beer and cheese pairings, wine and cheese pairings, and drawing classes. And to finish off the tour, for the whole family, a barn dance with live music and wood-fired oven pizza! The Hill and Valley Exploration Tour is a celebration of rural living! Learn more at our website: www.explorehillandvalley.com

We will be hosting Fall Color Hayrides Sat & Sun Oct. 7 & 8 at 1 & 3 PM suggested cost $10 /adult or $25/ family with children. Learn canning techniques on Sun Oct. 8 10 AM Canning Chutneys - $20/ person  Add layers of flavor with piquant and spicy condiments, made special with your own produce and by your own hands. We will explore chutneys with hands on learning to can these home preserved condiments to take home. Meet the "girls" on Sat. Oct. 14 with Coffee & Chores - Morning farm chores with conversation and light brunch — Join Dorothy and Don Harms for morning feeding chores on their family dairy farm — hands on bottle calf feeding for kids. Are you curious about a farmer’s job producing milk and meat for the public? Farmer Don is willing to share his lifetime of farming experience with you. (ticketed — cost $15/adult, $7/child under 13)

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Come Enjoy all Fall Offers!

Any direction you choose there is a community event happening this next few weeks. Fermentation Fest and the Farm Art Dtour take center stage as a celebration of the arts, local food, and farming. We are just minutes away from the self guided Farm Art Dtour showcasing art installations, local food vendors, and breathtaking country views. This will be running Oct. 1-9. Plain WI is hosting it's very own Plainfest on Oct. 1 as well. Richland Center is host to Colorfest with food, fun and festival. The weekend of Oct. 8 is Baraboo's turn with Art Faire on the Square. The 3rd weekend of October features the Fall Art Tour opening up artists' galleries from Mineral Point to Baraboo for your pleasure. I can't forget that it is APPLE TIME - and thatmeans Oakwood Fruit Farm near Richland Center and Ski-HI Orchards by Baraboo offer bushels of apples, cider, donuts & pies. Treinten Farm near Mauston and Leatherberry Farms between Wisc. Dells & Baraboo open up for corn maze fun, pumpkins and everything to do with harvest time.

I know I don't have everything listed but there is something for everyone to enjoy all Fall offers!

Just a sample of my Fall colors!

Just a sample of my Fall colors!