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 ...

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. ...

Birthday party update

Birthday party update
We host birthday parties, family reunions, other groups. The cost is $5 per person, children 2 and under free. Includes full use of the Welcome Center for food, cake, opening presents etc. It comfortably seats 25-30. Has many outlets for crock pots. We supply tables and chairs. You furnish all the tableware, paper plates, food ...

Stalking the wild Christmas tree 3

Stalking the wild Christmas tree
It’s that time of year. Christmas has snuck up on us once again. The pressure to get a tree is Intense. T’was two days before Christmas Eve and time to get a tree. On the farm we go in search of wild trees partly because it is nostalgic, partly because I am cheap. The forest ...

Bitter bitter cold 2

Bitter bitter cold
The sound snow makes when the temperature drops into the depths of sub zeros, the fresh crispness of the air, the frost crystals on the sheep’s wool, the white vapor from the horse’s breath. Doing chores on mornings like this is special. Nature has a way of looking after its creatures. The horses increase their ...

Horse drawn rides

Horse drawn rides
We are offering horse drawn wagon rides on our public days included with regular admission. About 20 minutes long, a little bumpy but really fun. Today we saw four deer on the hay field. Bud and Mick, shown on the grain drill, did the honors today.

Directions to the Farm

It’s pretty easy to get to Mr. Ed’s Farm. From Hibbing. Take Highway 37 east to Highway 5 South. Go South on 5 three miles and turn right (West) on Foss Road. For GPS enter 10796 Foss Road Hibbing 55746

Oh what a grand day 2

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. ...

Smells of summer

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.

A few details about the Grand Opening

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 ...