Family Farm Tour

Today was so much FUN!!

I really, really, really wanna live on a

FARM!!

Really, I do.

This is a very pic heavy post! I want to share all the fun stuff we did today!!

Our first stop was the Red Wolf Farm these 2 NC STATE Grads have done a fantab job and preserving their heritage by honoring their families. His great grandad owned the farm 100 yrs ago and sold it to her grandad 40 yrs ago and they are married NOW!! What a fun story.

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kids checking out the goats

feeding the chickens

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fresh eggs!

Next stop, Shady Oaks Farm

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picking blackberries!!

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j was super excited to see the bird’s nest!

last stop on our tour today was Sipe Angus

RS Barn

I have shared with you how much I am in LOVE with their beef. It is the best tasting beef I have ever had! They sell by the pound or you can buy a cow!

Randy and Regina are some of the kindest people I have met! They offered us a drink, pulled up a rocking chair, entertained the kids and told us all about their cattle!! It was awesome.

Before leaving I picked up some ground beef and placed my steak order for pick-up and next weekends Farmer’s Market!!

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What an amazingly fun day!!

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xoxo, Mama Bird

 

Farm Day!! {Eat Local}

Catawba County’s Agri-Tourism

This Saturday, June 18th Catawba County is hosting a FREE Agri-Tourism Day! What an incredible way to share with children and adults alike not only where but how there food makes it to the table and how easy it is to eat locally!!!
Here are a few of my TOP PICKS on the Farm Tour!
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Sipe Angus this is my favorite beef vendor by far! Check them out, fantab!!

Red Wolf Farm just looks like a wonderful place!! Can’t wait to see it.

Poovey Apiary as afraid as I am of bees I am in awe of them and have never seen a real beehive! I can’t wait!!

Windy Wool Wingdings 
For more info on the Catawba County Agricultural Family Farm Day visit Chickens on Camera. I hope to see you!!
xoxo, mama bird

family farm tour 2010

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I am so excited to share with you guys a fantastic event Family Farm Tour 2010, organized  by the Appalachian Sustainable Agricultural Project, is your invitation to visit 37 farms and gardens throughout six counties in Western North Carolina. The region is home to agriculture of all kinds, ranging from century farms cultivated by the same family for generations, to certified organic farms, to urban gardens. It is NEXT weekend!

June 26 and 27 from 1-6pm

purchase a button for $25 HERE

you can Volunteer HERE 

Here is the low down from the ASAP on what you can expect from the Family Farm Day!

Here’s how it works: Get a farm tour map and button. Gather your friends, fill a car, choose the farms you want to visit, and plan a route. There are more than enough choices to fill a schedule for Saturday and Sunday. Come with a cooler and your appetite. A variety of vegetables and fruits, trout, beef, pork, lamb, eggs, artisan cheeses, herbs, mushrooms, honey, garlic, preserves, and much more are available to sample or for sale. Products including yarn, soap, and crafts are offered as well.

Watch animals such as bison, llamas, baby lambs, and bunnies. See traditional skills in practice—and even try them out yourself—during demonstrations of border collie shepherding, outdoor apple butter making, milking, the maple syrup tapping process, and wool spinning. Or, learn about new ideas during a tour of renewable energy systems, see a hydroponics system, visit an edible landscape, or explore a garden labyrinth. Eat bread fresh from a wood fired oven and artisan ice cream, and stop for a picnic at one of the many beautiful farms along the way.

HOW AMAZING is this? I can not wait! Jack is going to LOVE Family Farm Day!! Are you going? Please let me know if you are!!

My good blogging buddy and fellow sustainable living, garden growing, organic eating, cow buying, MOMMY BLOGGER OF THE YEAR, Erin would LOVE this too! Too bad she’s in Kansas! Just click your heels sister and come with us!

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xoxo, Mama Bird