Facilities and Amenities

The Welcome Center can seat 40 people A wood-pellet stove keeps it comfortably warm.

The Welcome Center can seat 40 people A wood-pellet stove keeps it comfortably warm.

Welcome Center

The Welcome Center has tables and chairs to comfortably accommodate 40 people. It has electrical 110 outlets for crockpots and coffee makers. A wood pellet stove provides warmth and ambiance on chilly days.

 

Portable Restrooms

Handicapped accessible restrooms are easily accessible from the Welcome Center. Hand sanitizer stations are strategically located around the farm.

 

photo by Paul Pluskwik

The MooTel has a cornbox, several bales of straw and toys for children to explore and play with. Photo by Paul Pluskwik

 

MooTel

A fabric covered structure originally designed to house livestock, the MooTel is a 30-by-36 foot children’s play area. Fun things include straw bales to climb on, a corn box to play in and toys for children of all ages.

 

Gladys and Lucile receive visitors in the Piggery. Photo by Paul Pluskwik.

Gladys and Lucile receive visitors in the Piggery. Photo by Paul Pluskwik.

Animal Barns

The barnyard is home to many animals. Buildings to visit include the Chicken Palace, The Piggery, The Lambing Barn, the Morton Barn and the Old (Horse) Barn. Enjoy meeting and feeding the animals and helping with chores.

Winston in front of the Snoop House.

Winston in front of the Snoop House.

 

The Snoop House

This century-old mining location house was moved to the farm many years ago. It served as the main farmhouse until a few years ago when it was again moved, this time to the field behind the barn. Filled with vintage furniture and an abundance of toys, children are welcome to explore this life-size playhouse.

The Greenhouse

The Greenhouse contains all kinds of plants, and is built on the former location of the Snoop House.

 

The Greenhouse.

Moving the old house left behind a cement block basement. Instead of filling it in with dirt, it is covered with a green house. During the warmer months this sun-filled subterranean space is lush with vegetables and flowers.

 

The Screenhouse.

The Screenhouse.

Inside the Screenhouse.

Inside the Screenhouse.

Mrs. Ed’s Screenhouse.

Enjoy a game of cards, work on a puzzle or just relax and listen to the animals in this three-season screen house, centrally located in the farmyard.

 

Matt’s Cabin

Enjoy a bit of lakeside living on the deck of Matt’s log cabin. During the spring of the year the chorus of frogs is phenomenal.

 

photo by Paul Pluskwik

photo by Paul Pluskwik

Real Horse Power

Huge Percheron draft horses provide the power for the farm. They plow the fields, plant and harvest the crops, cut the hay and spread the manure. They also pull the wagons and sleighs used to give rides around the farmstead. The trails wind through the woods and around the fields. Learn about the role horses played in our history and what they are used for today.

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