Sleigh ride reservations 1

Sleigh ride reservations
The cost for a sleigh ride is $5 per person, children 2 and under are free. Rides are reserved by the hour. Let me know your preferred time and date and we will work from there. Ride length is between 15 and about 45 minutes depending on the weather. The trails are through the woods ...

Growing up on Mr. Ed’s Farm

Growing up on Mr. Ed's Farm
A guest post from Mr. Ed’s son, Matt Nelson When you grow up on a farm, your childhood is defined in senses, not words. What I remember most is the way a horse’s coat felt in January, when the soft hair was so deep it’d poke up between my fingers. And I’ve never forgotten that ...

Thank you Mr. Pearson 2

Thank you Mr. Pearson
Tonight was special. Many children, accompanied by their parents, grand parents, aunts, uncles, siblings and Cub Scout brothers visited the farm. They met the animals. They went for a hay ride. They sang along with the marvelous Casey Aro. And we made ropes. How I came to learn the art of rope making is told ...

Old McDonald had a farm…

Old McDonald had a farm...
Old McDonald must have had quite a life. All those animals, all that singing. A baa baa here, a baa baa there. A Moo moo here a moo moo there… You know how it goes. What you probably don’t know is baa baa and moo moo means feed me, I’m hungry. Get out here and ...

4th of July memories of a farm kid 1

4th of July memories of a farm kid
By the first week of July, summer is in full swing. School has been out so long you have forgotten about it. Haying is the undisputed priority. Cut in the morning when the dew is still on, start raking around 11. Listening to the melodic sound the baler makes as it gobbles up huge windrows ...

Now why do I have Mr. Ed’s Farm? 3

Now why do I have Mr. Ed's Farm?
I am sixty years old. I was born on a farm. I spent my first 18 years immersed in farm life. What a gift, I realize now . I think. it laid the foundation for what was to come. My feeling is everyone needs to be grounded in something. I am grounded in living the ...

Carpenters vs Farmers 2

Carpenters vs Farmers
Duane, my friend and co-conspirator on a number of interesting endeavors, aka “projects” fancies himself to be something of a carpenter. I on the other hand see myself as a farmer. Essentially we have diverse opinions on how to proceed on projects. He says my farmer approach is going to drive him crazy. I don’t ...

Math and Rabbits 3

Math and Rabbits
Math was never one of my strengths. Neither were my construction skills. Luck with animals came in a close third. My first pet was a rooster named Charlie. I traded a jack knife for him with our neighbor Tom. Tom got my prized knife. Charlie died. In hindsight I should have noticed the two inch ...

Great people you meet and things you get roped into. 4

Great people you meet and things you get roped into.
You never know when you will meet someone exceptional. Of course exceptional is in the eye of the beholder. This is about someone I met that makes me hope I can be like that when I grow up. I had the great fortune to work at the Iron Range Research Center for over 20 years. ...

School Field trips

School Field trips
Anticipating that mud season will have subsided by the end of April, we are taking reservations for spring field trips starting April 28 and running throughout May. Conditions permitting, students will be able to tour the animal barns, the Snoop House and greenhouse. We will also be preparing the fields and planting crops using the ...