Monday, September 28, 2009

One little, two little, three little piggies.

On average a sow will have 10 to 12 piglets. I guess that makes Scarlet above average! She had 14 piglets on Sunday September 20th.

Scarlet is a 4 year old Yorkshire. She was breed to a Hampshire boar.

Friday, September 25, 2009

Open 7 Days a Week thru 10/31/09

If you are like me, fall is your favorite time of year and there's no better place to enjoy it than outdoors in the country.

Come visit the new arrivals at the farm. Scarlet and her litter of 10+ piglets!, Shiny and Violet, our Heifer calves are only 7 and 8 days old, and Speckles our Doe had a nest of bunnies just this Tuesday!

So there is a lot to see and do at the farm along with visiting the Pumpkin Patch to pick your own FREE Pumpkin. The only hard part will be deciding which one to pick!

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Caramel Apples

New this fall we are adding to are famously delicious sliced caramel apples, caramel apples on a stick. Whether you like them plain or with peanuts you'll love fresh caramel apples made with apples from Sprangers Orchard. Made fresh right at the farm.

Can you say yummy?

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Did you know?

At MLF, "learning can be fun!"

Here are just two fun facts...
Did you know that chicks are born with an egg tooth? An egg tooth is a temporary tooth that projects from the beak used to break out of the egg. Within 12 to 24 hours after the chick hatches the egg tooth will dry and fall off.

You can see the mark on this little chick left after the egg tooth fell off.

Fact #2...
Only the male peafowl is called a peacock. The female is called a peahen. Here Farmer Aaliyah is holding a peachick. Together peacocks, peahens and peachicks are called peafowl. So next time you see a peafowl don't be quick to shout "there's a peacock!" You just may be looking at a peahen.

Oh well, I can't control myself. Here's another fun fact...Fact #3...The easiest way to tell between the peacock and the peahen is by their neck feathers. The India Blue peafowl, the peacock has a blue neck with the peahen having a green neck.

See how much fun that was! :)

Monday, September 7, 2009

Pumpkin season begins Sept. 26th

Rocky, born August 5th, will be just two months old when you visit him this fall. Beginning September 26th through October 31st the farm will be open 7 days a week.

Along with the full tour of the farm, (hayride, pony ride, milking Elsie the cow and more!) included in your admission is a trip to the Pumpkin Patch to pick your own FREE pumpkin.

Click on the logo to the right to visit our website to learn about your tour, the animals and our hours of operation.