Saturday, February 7, 2009

Fun for ALL Ages!

We have learned that no matter the age or the background

there is something about a farm

that brings out the joy and worth in others.

Vander Velden Family Reunion at MLF

It was a beautiful fall day when the Vander Velden family gathered to enjoy a day at the farm for their annual family reunion. Of the 7 Vander Velden children only one remains, Mercedes Chartier and sister-in-law Doris (Harold) Vander Velden.

The Vander Velden's family heritage and honor runs deep and therefore they came from near and far to participate in this annual event. The Doug Buelow family traveled from Sandy Valley, NV - Rochelle Walker, Henderson, NV - Susan Rochon from Minneapolis, MN - Dan 'Pepe' Rochon from Taos, NM - Bob McLaughlin, Beloit, WI and as near as Kimberly, WI traveled the Steven Rochon family, and Gala Van Nuland, Shiocton, WI to name just a few.

The family enjoyed a pot-luck dinner in the massive haymow followed by a guided tour of the farm, gunny-sack races, pony rides and hayrides. They ended the day with a bonfire were they continued telling family "tall-tales" and roasting marshmallows.

School Fieldtrips

Whether you have a class of 10 or classes totaling 110...Students and Teachers LOVE field trips at Mulberry Lane Farm! Recently a teacher commented that, “This has been the best filed trip I’ve ever been on in my life.”

Learning can be fun! We provide a hands-on guided tours with information about the animals geared toward the specific age level of the students. Students will learn about pigs, cows, goats, sheep, chickens, turkeys, ducks, geese, donkeys, horses and more! All students are encouraged to have first hand experience by touching all of our animals. Plus they will hand feed the goats and sheep, milk a cow, ride a pony and have a tractor drawn hay-ride.

During the spring field trip season we feature our “babies.” Born through-out May and June you’ll see lambs, kids (baby goats), bunnies, kittens, ducklings, chicks, piglets, calves and more. For summer field trips you’ll appreciate the cool summer breeze on the farm and covered picnic area to shield you from the sun. During the fall field trip season every student will visit the “Pumpkin Patch” to pick their own pumpkin.

Extend your stay by bringing a sack lunch to enjoy in the Haymow.

Special Events

Visit regularly for special event postings. In 2007, 2X World Champion trick roper, Charlie Keyes performed to a packed barn at Mulberry Lane Farm. Children and adults alike where spellbound by Charlie's tricks. Charlie is also featured in the 2007 and 2008 Guinness Book of World Records.

Visit us in Spring - Summer - Fall

Mulberry Lane Farm