Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Closed Until May 2013

Thank you for an incredibly fun 2012 season!

We had loads of fun, and we hope that you did too! Thank you for letting us be a part of your lives, and we look forward to seeing you again in the spring of 2013 and meeting many new friends too.

 Until then...have a warm, safe winter. 

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Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Pumpkin Harvest Celebration


Mulberry Lane Farm celebrates the PuMpKiN harvest from September 21 to October 31. 

Each guest receives a FREE PuMpKiN that you pick yourself from over 8 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!
Amish Buggy Rides also available Saturdays and Sundays. 
(buggy rides extra)

 
Wonderful Carrie 
 

 


The kiddos will enjoy time in the Old Fashion Play Area. Huge tractor tires to ascend, hollow logs to climb through, bouncy balls too.

Mom & Dad will enjoy reminiscing of a simpler time while strolling through The Olde Tool Shed , A Step Back in Time Barn and The Olde Blacksmith Shop.  All filled with antiques and nostalgic memorabilia.


Also available at the farm in fall; Farmer Felicia’s caramel apples, Farmer Barb’s homemade chicken noodle soup, Farmer Barb’s homemade sloppy joes, Farmer Bonnie’s chocolate chip cookies.  But wait…we also have hot apple cider and hot chocolate too.  Fall is definitely in the air!

It’s fun for the whole family! Come early – stay late.

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Monday, August 27, 2012

Amish Buggy Rides at Pumpkin Blossom Festival

We just received word...it's official!

We'll be giving Amish Buggy Rides at our 2nd Annual Pumpkin Blossom Festival.

Not only will we have yummy Amish made Pumpkin Pie (FREE slice w/paid Admission) we'll have Amish Buggy Rides too! (Buggy rides extra).


More details at our website:


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Saturday, August 25, 2012

Pumpkin Blossom Festival

Pumpkin Blossom Festival
at Mulberry Lane Petting Farm 

Second Annual Festival
Sat Sept 15 & Sun Sept 16, 2012

FREE SliCe of Amish Made
PuMpKiN PiE 
                                                  w/Paid General Admission

General Admission Includes:
  • FREE SliCe of PuMpKin PiE
  • Guided Tour of the Farm:
- Milk a Cow - Catch a Chicken - Ride a Pony
- Kiss a Pig - Cuddle a Kitten - Enjoy a Hayride & More!
  • FREE SliCe of PuMpKin PiE
  • Cornbox Play Station
  • Photo opps w/Rover the Dog & Patty Pumpkin 
  • Caramel Apples, Pumpkin Cookies, Pumpkin Muffins, Farmer Barb's Homemade Soups & Sandwiches available to purchase.
Oh, and did we mention…
  • FREE SliCe of PuMpKin PiE

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Tuesday, July 24, 2012

CoRn FeST

FREE - All You Can Eat
CoRn oN thE CoB
w/ Paid General Admission

Sat Aug 11 & Sun Aug 12, 2012
Admission from 10 AM - 3 PM (no entrance to farm aft 3PM)
Farm Closes 2 hrs aft the last tour departs

With the price of sweet corn this year, this may be your best opportunity to eat all the sweet corn you'd like until your hearts' content!

Paid General Admission Includes:
  • All the FREE Corn-on-the-Cob you can Eat
  • Guided tour of the farm: Milk a Cow - Catch a Chicken - Ride a Pony - Kiss a Pig - Cuddle a Kitten - Enjoy a Hayride & More! 
  • All the FREE Corn-on-the-Cob you can Eat 
  • Cornbox Play Station
  • All the FREE Corn-on-the-Cob you can Eat
  • Caramel Apples & other food items for purchase
  • Guest Appearance By: Rover the Dog & Friendly the ScareCrow

Oh, and did we mention…
          All the FREE Corn-on-the-Cob you can Eat?!??

General Admission: $11/person (under 24 mos FREE)
Nope - not a misprint.  Crazy price for all you can do and eat!!

(Sorry, NO Coupons/Discounts/Groupons will be accepted at this event.)

 
Guest Appearance by Rover!
 
Scenes around the farm.

See you August 11th and 12th!

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Wednesday, July 18, 2012

The Olde Blacksmith Shop

Newest area at the farm we are "reviving." You can almost hear the chatter of the old men working in the shop repairing wagon wheels, farm equipment parts, etc.

Take a peek back in time with us. Remembering an era when life was simpler but the struggles much greater. We look forward to the continued development of the The Olde Blacksmith Shop.

 





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Tuesday, July 17, 2012

CLOSED FOR THE DAY

Closed the farm at 1:30 today (Tuesday July 17th) for the safety of our animals and guest. Heat Index 100 in Sherwood. If you know anyone heading out please pass this on to them.  Hope to see you soon on a much more tolerable weather day.

Saturday, July 7, 2012

Summer's Country Breeze

Kick back, relax. It's summer! 

Enjoy the outdoors and a cool country breeze with family and friends at Mulberry Lane Farm. Pack away the ipod, the ipad, the iphone and pack up the kids for some memorable "I" and my kids time. Here is a glimpse at some of the fun you'll have at our children's petting farm.




 
 



Thursday, July 5, 2012

OPEN Friday July 6th

Our children's petting farm will be open again at 10AM Friday July 6th. Forecast looks more seasonable...and reasonable!  Especially in the morning.

If you can't visit until the afternoon we highly recommend calling first. (920-989-3130) As the day progresses and temperatures rise we may opt to close early. But we definitely plan on being open in the morning. So it is recommended you plan a morning arrival.

We look forward to our farm friends visiting the farm!

Friday, June 29, 2012

I Know Your Daddy

Mr. Red Neck, our free range turken rooster must have found a fancy for one of the farm's Japanese hens.  It's unmistakable who the daddy is.

Mr. Red Neck


Japanese hen nesting on her eggs


One of 2 chicks that have hatched



It's apparent from this photo (double click to enlarge) who the daddy is. Looks like we have more turkens on the farm and more yet to come.

One of the chicks jumped out of the coop and momma hen doesn't like me getting close to try to take the video.
video

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Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Mulberry's Farm Animals are TV Personalities

Been busy at the farm AND busy on the set. Friday June 15th found us taking Walker our ram, Billy Bob our billy goat and Corn Flake the farm's resident rooster to TV26 station for June's addition of Bonnie's Barnyard. (click to watch video)


We also enjoyed TV5 coming to the farm 2 days later on June 17th.  Sunday Morning Road Trip brought Melanie Wells to the farm to see Norma (our milking cow), Champ (our 750# boar), PuNkin (newborn colt) and Walker (our ram).



Ram
  • A male sheep is called a ram. 
  • Mulberry’s ram is a Shetland. His name is Walker. 
  • Rams are famous for their large, curled horns. The horns serve as a symbol of status and are used as a weapon when battling other rams over mating rights. 
  • Sheep have scent glands on their face (beneath their eyes) and feet (between their toes). The scent glands are used in communicating to the ewes (females) during breeding season. 
  • Walker is daddy to about 25 lambs at Mulberry Lane Farm each year.
Billy Goat
  • A male goat is called a billy. 
  • Mulberry’s billy is a pygmy goat. His name is Billy Bob. 
  • Both the male and the female goat can have horns and beards. The horns on a goat are straight unlike the ram’s whose horns are curled. 
  • Billy goats have a strong musk-like odor during breeding season.  The scent glands are located around the horn base and function in stimulating the does. 
  • Billy Bob is daddy to about 30 kid goats at Mulberry Lane Farm each year.
Rooster
  • A male chicken is called a rooster. 
  • Mulberry’s rooster is called Corn Flake. He is named after the Corn Flake cereal box rooster. 
  • Roosters perform a little dance called tidbitting in which they make sounds and move their head up and down, picking up and dropping a bit of food. 
  • Hens prefer roosters that often perform tidbitting and have larger, brighter combs on top of their heads and large wattles, the dangly bit beneath his beak.  
  • Hens will lay eggs without a rooster present. However, the eggs then will not be fertile and hatch out chicks. 
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Thursday, May 31, 2012

There's something about a farm!

We have learned that no matter the age or the background, there is something about a farm that brings out the joy and self-worth in others.  



A proud mother sent us a picture of her young son sharing the chicken he caught with his classmate who was confined to a wheelchair.  She told us her son was determined to catch the chicken because he knew his friend couldn’t.  She was so proud of him for thinking of someone else.  The scene was repeated with the baby goats, baby bunnies, and little kittens.  This is a picture I will cherish forever as a reminder why we do what we do.


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