Saturday, April 14, 2012

OPEN FARM DAY next Saturday!

Getting ready for our first Open Farm Day on April 21st. 10 am until 5pm .  Hoping for a beautiful spring day. I've been repeatedly posting on Facebook, sending emails,making flyers and posting them in our town (Chatsworth, Illinois, USA) and neighboring towns such as Forrest, Fairbury, Pontiac. We have posted notices in our farm store and this week several will go in the local newspapers. We should have hundreds show up...

Or none.

Our Milk house and Milking Parlor

You know how these things go. But we are hyped either way. If people come and attend our bee classes being conducted by the original Beyond Vegabond Gal herself, Zan Asha, spend time listening to us yak a little about the Red Wattle hog, and follow us about the farm checking in on little new born piglets, we've be happy. But if not, then I'll spend the whole day working on my secret garden with Zan in tow.

We will also have some great sales in our Farm Store, including 100% Grass Fed steaks and certified organic pork. My chicken supplier will be bringing over extra roasters and my egg farmers will have our frig full of great tasting real farm raised eggs, The kind with  stand-up-tall-and-say-hello-YELLOW yolks, not the vanilla type you get in the stores.

Of course we'll have lots of fresh, creamy organic raw milk for sale for just $5 a gallon.

We'll be giving away T-shirts and have drawings for some cool Midlife Farmwife soap gift baskets which will be bursting with homemade laundry soap, bath salts, all natural soaps among other things.

Mark your calenders!


  1. Sounds like a wonderful day.

  2. Sounds like a wonderful day! Enjoy

  3. Wish I could be there, but I'll be here at the hospital doing life saving accuchecks. ;^)

  4. I hope you have a great turnout for your farm day. It sounds like a great day for a family outing to the farm! Wish I was closer so I could come.

  5. I am ready!! Whether 1 or 100 people show up--if no one does, then that means I get to hug some cute animals for a LONG time, and the cool honey/egg/milk soap is ALL MINNNEE! Uhh, right??? ;)

    Very excited, over here!

  6. INTERNATIONALLY FAMOUS Soaps; if you please!

  7. This would totally be on my calendar if I still lived in Jacksonville! I just read your post to my husband and he wants to go, too. I do have a sister who still lives there, so I'm going to send this link to her. If she's free, i know she and her husband would enjoy this event. Hope you have a great turn-out, Donna!