Holiday Hay Rides on the Farm

Loving the snow and cold early in early November and looking forward to having folks come to the farm for a horse drawn hay ride. We are taking reservations by phone 218-966-1354 call or text or  email. mredsfarmllc@gmail.com. Some people have tried to contact us through Facebook but I’m sorry to say, I frequently have ...

Birthday Parties

Birthday Parties
Birthdays are something everyone has but everyone is unique. As we get older many of us are less eager to draw attention to the fact that time is not on our side. That seems to change when folks hit 80 or thereabouts. Then everyday is cause for a celebration. Recently a young girl, Audrey, came ...

Farm Tours

Farm Tours
Looking for a family activity? Visit a farm, Mr. Ed’s Farm Is a great place to learn about animals, chores and farm life. Call or email to schedule a visit. A typical visit includes a barn tour. Children love feeding the chickens and sheep. The new born lambs are delightful to watch. If you have ...

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 ...

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 ...