School groups

Mr Ed’s farm is now taking bookings for school groups. Home school, Preschool and old students welcome. Call 218-966-1354 for available dates.

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Oh what a grand day

The much anticipated grand opening has come and gone. Thanks to many friends, family and volunteers many children and parents enjoyed a memorable day on the farm. Mrs Ed and I are so grateful to so many people including those who took time out of their busy schedules to visit. The positive feedback is inspirational. Need a good nights sleep, then beginning to plan forward.

20130907-210550.jpg The threshing machine operated by a vintage Farmall Super M performed flawlessly.

20130907-210837.jpg Bringing a team into a Threshing machine operating at full speed can be tense. Sam and Sue must have remembered their summer on an Amish farm. No problem thanks to teamster Duane Barrow.

Smells of summer

Duane and I tried out the New Idea hay loader today. Sam and Sue performed magnificently. The second crop hay smelled heavenly. One more day to the grand opening. Tomorrow we pick up the rye bundles.

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A few details about the Grand Opening

Hours are from 10 to 4 on Saturday September 7th. The farm yard will feature the animals, the Snoop House a child’s giant play house, a MooTell full of fun and a field full of draft horses at work.

Parking will be in the field across the road. Tractor drawn people movers will be running to give visitors a ride between the sites. Field demonstrations will feature the horses performing a variety of farm work. Plowing, disking and seeding will be done in the morning. The haying and threshing demonstrations will be done in the afternoon.

Admission is $5 per person. Children 3 and under are free.

20130904-070037.jpg Setting up and testing our the Case threshing Machine.

20130904-070542.jpg The MooTell construction crew posing at the end of a big job.

Grand opening just around the corner

These days are filled with tension and excitement as the Grand Opening Day approaches. The Big day is this Saturday, September 7th. Yesterday we got the threshing machine ready. Today we are putting the final touches on the MooTell, the Snoop House and the Welcome Center. Need to work in a little grass cutting in somewhere. Duane is tuning up horses and getting equipment ready.

20130904-064311.jpg cutting the rye for the threshing demonstration

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