Saturday, September 3, 2011

Farm tour and Educational visit at the farm

Recently we hosted a family that wanted to learn more about small farm management and some of the farm systems that we use to support our sustainable farm.  We enjoyed getting to spend the time together with our visitors, hearing and answering their questions, walking the farm, and talking over a home cooked meal in our dining room.  I have posted a "Thank You" letter that we received from our visitors:


I just wanted to write and let you know how much we appreciated your family's hospitality during our recent visit to your farm. Meeting your family and sharing that wonderful home cooked meal made for a very enjoyable afternoon.

When we set up our visit with you, we were not sure what to expect or just how much we could learn about operating a small farm the natural way.  The experience was not only informative but a very pleasant and enjoyable.  You shared with us, a wealth of knowledge, which quite honestly left us simply overwhelmed and excited about all the possibilities.  We discussed changes and additions to our farm non stop for the next several hours.

Since neither my husband nor I where raised on a farm , up to this point, we had only the books we had read and conversations with the local feed store owners to base the operation of, as we call it, our micro farm. We left your farm with the confirmation we had hoped to gain, that we were on the right track; plus our heads full of new ideas as well as answers to all of our questions and concerns. The discussion we had with you about the farm plan, started us thinking about what, when and where our next step will take us.

The one fact we both agree on now, is that will be taking our operation to the next level from hobby farm to a money making operation. The healthy food source we create, the personal satisfaction we both derive from what was just a hobby has grown to an enthusiasm and desire to share benefits of naturally grown food with a larger community and make everyone aware of the alternatives out there.

We would highly recommend to others in our position to take time to meet with you discuss the benefits and options that can be incorporated into a family farm. We hope to follow your efforts via your blog and if you do start a radio program or web cast we will follow accordingly. The simple truth is good down to earth experience and information is just to hard to find and we appreciate the time you spent with us.

We welcome others to come and visit if you want to experience a small farm, visit the animals, or to learn more about sustainable small farming.  We offer folks an opportunity to get away from the city, stress, or the daily grind to spend a half day or full day on the farm.  Contact us for more information about our farm tours and for scheduling a day on the farm!    1-765-414-9352

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