Wednesday, December 21, 2011

"Bonnie's Barnyard" on TV26 Green Bay

Tips Before Gifting a Pet 

There's nothing more precious than the look on your child's face when they open that special gift at Christmas!  

Farmer Bonnie shared some things to keep in mind this morning while visiting the TV26 studio with her Barnyard friends, LadyBug, Sis and her kitten.

click on link to see video

  • This is a lifetime commitment.
-    "Guinness Book of World Records" reports that the world's oldest cat lived to be 38.
-    Depending on size & breed, dogs on average live 12 years.

  • How old are your children?  Are they old enough to understand the handling & care of their new pet?
  • If gifting Grandparents or an elderly person consider an adult cat or dog that is already trained. A small lap dog or a gentle cuddly lap cat is ideal.
  • Since puppies & kittens are very active consider an adult dog or cat for the elderly person on your list.  They still bring the same joy & companionship but will be easier for them to care for.
  • Dogs take time. Puppies take more time.  Are you gone from home most of the day? 
-    Although cats love being with their master, cats are more adaptable to being left alone. 
  • How big is your home and how big is your yard?
-    Keep this in mind when deciding on a larger breed of dog.
  • Consider your finances. 
-    There are vet bills for shots, worming, neutering or spaying, registration & licensing, food, cat litter, toys, kennels, etc...they all add up.
  • If you rent or live in a condo be sure to check your lease and/or condo association rules. Are pets allowed?
  • Be a responsible pet owner. Be sure to have your new pet spayed or neutered!  
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Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Weddings at Mulberry Lane Farm

We were honored to be the photo shoot location for the 2012 Wedding Magazine - Green Bay.  Special thanks to Allison Kline of Sash&Bow ( for her assistance in organizing the event. 

 To see the full issue visit
Here are the pics you'll find in the magazine taken at Mulberry Lane Farm.  Now, sit back, enjoy & picture yourself on your special day in these photos... 

If you are looking for a wedding venue that's unique, truly country, & unlike any other, then Mulberry Lane Farm may be just for you. Call or email for available dates.  
920-989-3130 or

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Friday, December 2, 2011

Christmas Gift They'll LOVE!

Know a child who LOVES animals!  Tired of seeing them play with their new Christmas toys for a day, two at best and then tossed in the closet for the rest of the year?  

Give a gift that keeps on giving.  An annual pass to visit Mulberry Lane Farm.  $25.00 per person. Unlimited visits.

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Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Talking Turkey

We are "talking turkey" on Bonnie's Barnyard.  Pegged as the least intellegient farm animal, I think the turkey got a bum rap.  They are acutally very fasinating!

Also had some discussion on the difference between a turken and a turkey.  Check it out...

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Sunday, November 6, 2011

A Precious Gift

On Saturday November 5th Farmer Cindy, our farm manager, hosted an annual year-end party.  We had a lot to celebrate this year as we broke a few attendance records and launched some new "annual" events too. It wasn't without some trails, at times having to tour in some undesirable conditions, and even hitting some bumps in the road along the way, but we did it.  We ALL did it.  It was certainly a lesson in "team work."

As we reminisced of our year I often found myself laughing so hard I had tears! We have an amazing group of people. And all of them had a story to share.  But they shared more than stories. They shared their gratitude and respect for Farmer Pat and I when they gifted us the most unusual yet most touching gift.  I guess you'd have to know Pat and I to understand how much the gift meant.

Let me explain...if you've followed our blog throughout the year, or had the pleasure of visiting Mulberry Lane Farm in person, you've learned that Otis, the farm's 900+ lb boar has become sort of a farm mascot. And a new addition to the farm is our loving, yet naughty (she is a puppy remember!), LadyBug. Both are dearly loved by Pat and I both.  Odd combination I know.

Anyhow, early this year LadyBug began to loose her "baby" teeth.  One happened to fall out as Farmer Pat was playing with her and he felt terrible that he caused her to loose a tooth, not realizing at the time this was a natural puppy occurrence.  Also, Otis lost one of his huge adult canine tusk. Again, Farmer Pat found himself a part of this occurrence. Both, LadyBug's and Otis' lost tooth found there way into The Granary where they held their spot on a shelf for the year. may now begin to wonder how on earth a gift and some teeth would cause our heart's to melt.  They had them both made into jewelry for us to wear. So when you see a dog's baby tooth, or a pig's tusk adorning our neck, remember only a farmer and the farmer's wife could possibly be touched by such a gift.

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Monday, October 31, 2011

Closed til 2012

Thanks for helping make 2011 a record breaking year at Mulberry Lane Farm!  We enjoyed meeting tons of new farm friends and we look forward to your return visit in 2012.  We can't wait to see how many more new friends we'll have the opportunity to meet next year!

But for now...Farmer Pat and his helpers are busy getting the farm ready for a long winter's nap.  Animals are brought into the barns...automatic waterers are turned on...the mangers are full of hay....the straw is fluffed for soft bedding...and now everyone is about snug as a bug in a rug.

Be sure to visit our blog throughout the winter months to see updates on how all the farm animals are doing at the farm.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

PuMpKiN Harvest Celebration!

Join Mulberry Lane Farm as we celebrate 
The PuMpKiN Harvest!

September 23 through October 31, 2011 each guest receives a FREE PuMpKiN that you pick yourself from over 6 acres of pumpkins!

It's like being lost in the candy store.  Each pumpkin looks better than the next.  Allow yourself plenty of time to find just the right one.

But first enjoy your guided tour of the farm. 
  • Ride a Pony
  • Milk a Cow
  • Catch a Chicken
  • Kiss a Pig
  • Cuddle a Kitten
  • Enjoy a Hayride
  • Pick your own FREE Pumpkin
  • and More!

Also available at the farm; Farmer Barb's homemade sloppy joes, Farmer Barb's homemade chicken noodle soup, Farmer Felicia's caramel apples and more.  You'll have a yummy good time!

Farm opens 10 AM Daily.

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Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Diddles Handmade Goat Milk Soaps

Always looking for quality and interesting products to carry in The Granary.  We are excited to announce the newest product added...Diddles Handmade Goat Milk Soaps.

Available in Mulberry & Pumpkin Fragrances.

I usually found myself having to lotion up after my shower because my skin felt dry.  Not after using the goat milk soap! 

The soap is locally made in Femont WI.  Just down the road from where our home-made Amish jellies come from in Wild Rose, and pickled items from Pickett.  We try to have all our Granary items come from local vendors.

Perfect for yourself , as a gift or just something special to take home from your farm visit.

Ingredients: Olive Oil, Coconut Oil, Palm Oil, Goat Milk, Sodium Hydroxide, Fragrance Oil. 

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Sunday, July 31, 2011

Fox Cities Magazine Photo Winners!

Mulberry Lane Farm is proud to announce that two of our guest have won for their photo entry in the 2011 Fox Cities Magazine Photo Contest.

Grand Prize Winner!

Peter De Schmidt of Fond du lac, took this photo of the farm's Corn Crib during a June visit.  Peter's photo took GRAND PRIZE honors!  We agree with the Fox Cities Magazine.  It's a beautiful photo!


Amy Phillips of Oshkosh took this photo while on a school field trip with her daughter.  After the students left the Sow Barn, Amy said she looked back to see the piglet's "calling her for her attention."  She couldn't resist the photo opportunity.  Amy took 2nd place in the "Things" category.

Congratulations to Peter and Amy for sharing your beautiful photos with us. Mulberry Lane Farm is honored to be the subject of your photos.

Link to Fox Cities Magazine: Fox Cities Magazine  Click on magazine photo on the left side of page to see all the winners.

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Friday, July 15, 2011

Nesting Guinea Hen

Farmer Pat saw that the guinea hens have found a safe haven on the farm in The Old Wood Shed.  They apparently felt so safe they laid more eggs than they can cover!

Actually, to see this many eggs isn't unusual. The guinea hens like to lay eggs in secluded nests on the ground.  They will lay an egg a day.  Once there is a clutch of 20-30 eggs the guinea will stay on the nest.   The eggs take approximately 28 days to hatch. Guinea hens will often share nests as they have here at the farm.

The baby guinea fowl are called keets.  The male guinea fowl is called guinea cocks.  It'll be so cute to see the guinea keets following mom in less than a month.  Happy hatching little ones!

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Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Skinny, Minnie & Max - Triplet Calves

Video of our visit to TV26 on Wednesday, July 13th (click on link below). 

Today we brought our triplet calves to the studio.  There is only a 1 in 105,000 chance of a cow having triplets.  Born at Mathes Dairy in Hilbert these 3 where gifted to Mulberry Lane Farm to be raised and to give our guest the opportunity to see and pet these cuties.

Bonnie's Barnyard can be seen the second Wednesday of eash month on TV26 WGBA.

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Wednesday, July 6, 2011

"Bonnie's Barnyard" on TV26 Green Bay

Set the alarm.  Gather the kids. 
"Bonnie's Barnyard
will be on WGBA TV26 Today program every 2nd Wednesday of the month starting July 13th!  Tune in to see what special Barnyard friends we have in the studio.

At Mulberry Lane Farm our philosophy is that learning can be fun. 

We have teamed with TV 26's Jenny Evans of the Today program to bring FuN! farm animal facts right into your living room!  Did you know you can tell the color egg a hen will lay by looking at the color of her earlobe? Did you know that you must eat 126 apples to equal the calcium in 1 glass of milk?  Did you know...well, I don't want to give it all away here.  
Tune in to see and hear all about  
Bonnie's Barnyard.

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Saturday, July 2, 2011

Open July 2 & 3 - Closed the 4th

What's more American than Time with Family - Hot Dogs, Lemonade & Apple Pie - Milking a Cow while at the Farm?!?!

You bring the family.  Let the store supply the food.  We have the milking cow & tons of acres of farm to enjoy.  This 4th of July weekend take the time to reflect on whats important. 

See you at the farm!

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Monday, June 20, 2011

Heartfelt Thank You!

I once heard it said...

"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."

At Mulberry Lane Farm we are blessed to experience this first hand & to have a wonderful staff to help us carry out our mission. Allow me to share a recent email we received from a family who visited the farm.

Farmer Liz


We just wanted you to know how much fun we had at your farm yesterday. Our guide, Liz, was wonderful!! She was so friendly and patient. It was a joy to spend time with her learning about the animals and seeing your beautiful farm. Our kids enjoyed it so much that they were begging to go back as we were leaving the parking lot. We can't wait to come see you again.

........What wonderful memories!!

Thank you for making our Family Day so special,

The Adams Family

The Adams Kids

Thank you Farmer Liz, The Adams Family and the rest of our farm guest and staff. Being transparent, I have to admit we have days we forget why we do what we do. Your kind words help remind Farmer Pat & myself why we do what we do. We thank you for that!

--Frmr Bonnie

Thursday, June 16, 2011

NO iphone, NO ipad, NO ipod just....

iDad time!

Put away the gadgets. The things that take your attention away from what is most important, your Dad! Spend quality "I and Dad" time at the farm this Father's Day, June 19th. Dads are FREE.

(Dad Free with a paid admission. No other offers apply.)

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Dads FREE on Father's Day

Kids, make plans with Mom to bring Dad to the farm next Sunday. Dads are FREE on Father's Day June 19th.

Dad will enjoy reminiscing about his boyhood days of being on the farm. Milk a cow, enjoy a hayride. See if Dad can catch a chicken or kiss a pig! It’ll be the best Father’s Day present ever. Bring a picnic lunch to enjoy in the beautiful picnic area overlooking the farm fields.

Tours begin continuously between 10-2. Farm closes 2 hours from last tour departure.

Dads FREE on Father’s Day. Sorry, no other offers apply.

Saturday, June 11, 2011


It's hard to count how many piglets our gilt had. They love to pile on top of each other.

The ones on the bottom don't seem to mind in the least.

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Triplet Calves

Newest arrivals at Mulberry Lane Farm are triplet calves (2 are heifers & a bull). Now, which is the bull??

Nope, heifer. Distinguishing mark, full white marking on forehead.

Nope, the one on the right is a heifer. Distinguishing mark, well...there isn't one. Solid black forehead. And as much as LadyBug hangs out with the calves she'd be a heifer too, not a bull.

You guessed it. This is the bull calf. Distinguishing mark, white spec top of forehead.

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Sunday, June 5, 2011

A Window in Time

No, it isn't a photo lifted from a magazine cover. It's actually a scene you'd see while peering through one of the farm house windows. Allow me to explain...

Being at the farm daily, we often don't see, or we take for granted, what our guest see. What looks to us as an eye sore...a broken barn door hanging off it's hinges in need of repair, may look to our guest as a beautiful red barn door laid as a backdrop as an entry of nostalgia. A yearning for the past when life was simpler.

Recently I've been bragging about all the photos our guest send us after their visit to the farm. It's a blessing to see the farm through their eyes.

We just received photos from a guest who visited last fall. It was a full CD of photos so I've taken the liberty to share some of our favorites. Are you ready to have your breath taken away?!?

These photos are courtesy of Robert Resnick of Revelations of Design.

Need a photographer...let me get you in touch with Robert.

Thursday, June 2, 2011

It's a Bull

We had a first at Mulberry Lane Farm during the night. A calf was born! Cinnamon had a very healthy, handsome looking bull. Now, for the name??!?

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

A Star is Born

Have you always dreamed of being a star? Seeing your fans cheer and shout with glee as they see you approaching? Waving the American flag while strolling down an avenue lined with 1000's of people? Yes, 1000's!!

In this dream are you dressed as a COW?!?!?

Here is your chance. Mulberry Lane Farm will again participate in the annual Appleton Flag Day Parade held Saturday afternoon on June 11, 2011. We need two more volunteers to complete our herd of 8. We have the costumes so all that's left are willing able bodies. Must be at least 5' tall, love to smile and able to walk 2 miles. Email us at to sign-up for a really fun time as shown in last years photo above.

Monday, May 30, 2011

Guest Photos from Memorial Weekend

Although we were closed on Monday in observance of Memorial Day many guest enjoyed Saturday and Sunday at the farm. It was definitely a relaxing weekend as families lingered into the day just enjoying the nice weather, the peacefulness of the country and the joy of spending quality family time together.

Here are some photos forwarded to me from a few of our guest...

Some photos done with iphones and some done by professionals. Need a photographer? I can put you in touch. Thank you all for sharing!