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.

12 Replies to “Facilities and Amenities”

  1. Mr Ed,
    Thank you so much for touring my 2 year old grandaughter through your awesome farm. Shes a very shy little one so I was amazed when she warmed up and opened up to you immediately. She loved each and every one of your special animals. To be able to feed them was a big day for her. Thank you again. Now Ive had 3 grandcholdren through and they all want to come again. I have a 10 month old great grandaughter so be prepared for her in a couple years also. Thank you, Penny. Ps. I learn alot on each visit also

  2. Thanks again for a great p.m.! I have a friend who would like to bring her kids n gr.daughter to your farm…she is wondering if you are open certain days or times…is it only weekends? Feel free to call me w/the info 969-2931 and I’ll pass it along. Paula odegaard

  3. Hello, I just read your bit about when your sheep got ticks and I must say I liked it. I found ticks on my sheep today and ive been franticly reading scary statistics online, then I came across your story and it brightened my day. Alittle humor in a time of angst goes a long way, so thank you! I look forward to reading more of your words of wisdom in the future.

  4. I sent an email this am. Asking if I could bring my 2 grandchildren fora visit this week except Wednesday they are 4 and 6 yrs old. They love animals. Thank you!! Carol Ellefson.

  5. Ed, a voice from the past, I read your article in the Focus. Your writing skills are impressive as you held my interest thoughout.
    I know you are a busy person so I’ll get to my questions:
    1. Do you have any copies of the genealogy (grandparents) you and Linda Maurer developed?
    I was so impressed with that activity that I wish It could
    shared with current and future students.

    2. I am the oldest person left in our family(Sellars/Cobb) and wish to create a gen. history of our family. Do you have a recommendation as to a method of creating this project.
    Sincerely,

    Herb Sellars hpsdarklake@gmai.com

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    site. It seems like some of the text within your content are running off the screen.
    Can somebody else please comment and let me know if this is happening to them too?

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  7. Hello, I just called about bringing my 2 grandkids there next week, we came last year and they had so much fun they wanna come back. You let my granddaughter feed a lamb with a bottle, and she was thrilled!!!! Anyway I am looking at the dates May 29, 30 or 31. Tues – Thursday. I thought if it worked with you we could look at the weather and decide closer to the dates. Do these dates work for you??? Thank you so much.
    Carol Ellefson 218-966-2740

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