Wednesday May 22nd • Birds and Nests 🐦
As Spring is in full swing, we have really noticed the birds out and about. Every year we have lots of barn swallow families nesting in our barns! We encourage you to bring your binoculars this week so your little ones can try to spot some birds around the farm. It’s so exciting to witness nesting and new life. Birds will gather twigs, grass, leaves, moss, mud and even small pieces of thread to build their nests. We will have a table set up with these materials for the little ones to try to build a nest just like the birds, they can stack and weave them and discover how hard it is and see how much work goes into building a nest. There will be multiple bird themed sensory tables to explore as well. At the farm we have lots of chickens and ducks out for viewing.
Every week during toddler time you will get to see all the farm animals, feed the goats, take a walk in the woods out to our natural pond and spot the herons in their nests. Bring a picnic lunch or snacks and spend some time in our games field playing.
This is not a structured program, we encourage you to let your little one take the lead and let them decide how they want to spend their time at the farm. Slow down and let them explore the farm at their own pace.
Toddler time is an exclusive time slot for toddlers (age 0-6) and their Moms, Dads and caregivers.
•$6 admission (infants under 1 are free)
•Animal feed at the farm is cash only
We also have lots of FREE parking.
*All children must be supervised at all times.*
Stop by the farm this May long weekend! Open Saturday, Sunday and Monday 9am-3pm. Bring a picnic and enjoy the fresh country air. We have some new cows at the farm, Elsie and Marnie are 6 month old Holsteins from Henrydale dairy farm.
***Monday Special*** Free wagon ride with your admission to the farm!
We have lots going on around the farm this month!!! We kick off our Opening day with a sheep shearing demonstration running all day from 10am-2pm!!
It’s also our first Farmers Market of the season, make sure to come out and see all the different vendors and their products. The Market is every Saturday 9am-2pm *please note, there is no admission fee to shop the market*
Sunday May 12th we celebrate all the Mothers out there, bring Mom out to the farm, the first 100 Mother’s will receive a special gift made by their children right here at the farm!!
We also start up our Toddler Time program, for ages 0-6, every Wednesday from 10am-1pm. With different seasonal weekly themes to keep you coming back!
Our school group days are booking up quickly, make sure to register your group soon!!!
Our regular season kicks off May 11th 2019.
The farm will be open every weekend from May 11th to October 27th.
The first Saturday May 11th we will be having our sheep shearing demonstrations from 10am-2pm. Along with our first Farmers Market of 2019
Shearing a sheep is when we cut and remove the wool from a sheep. Sheep need to be sheared because they do not shed their wool. Most breeds of sheep are sheared only once a year. Shearing does not hurt the sheep. It is just like getting a haircut. Shearing the sheep keeps them cooler in hot weather.
Mark your calendars for this once a year event, there will be a general discussion of sheep, wool, and sheep handling. Please drop by to enjoy the show and ask questions.
Come celebrate Easter on the farm
Good Friday, Saturday and Easter Monday from 10am-3pm. Easter activities will take place around the farm. The Easter egg hunt and tractor drawn wagon ride are included with your $6 admission.
Easter weekend Activities:
Tractor drawn wagon ride
Easter egg hunt in the forest
Bunnies and Lambs
Giant hay play
How the Easter egg hunt works. At designated times (sign up sheets will be available at the farm upon arrival) Children will line up at the Easter egg hunt location. Before the hunt begins our staff will scatter colourful plastic eggs down the walking trail through the forest. As this can be very exciting we ask that parents please hold on to your children and wait for the Farmer to ring the bell to start the hunt. On the farmers command, participants will run to collect eggs. Please remember that it is not a race and it doesn’t matter how many eggs you collect, the eggs that you have gathered are then turned in and exchanged for an Easter treat. Once you have collected your eggs and received your treat we ask that you clear the area so that we can prepare for the next hunt. Although a basket is not necessary, you may bring your own basket for collecting eggs.
April 6th/7th. Is our last weekend for sugarbush.
Just like that our Sugarbush Season is coming to an end. If you haven’t yet, make sure to stop by this weekend for a chance to taste some sweet taffy!!! We do things a bit differently around The Log Farm, we allow our guest to help out in our sugarbush to get the full hands on experience. If the weather is just right (+5 during the day and -5 at night) the Sap will be flowing in full force and you can grab a pail then head out in to the forest to collect some sap, bring it back to camp and see how we turn the sap into sweet maple syrup in the evaporator. We also don’t serve pancakes on site, we have the world famous Beavertails (deep fried dough, topped with cinnamon sugar, or other sweet toppings) right here for you to enjoy! We have lots of Log Farm 2019 Maple Syrup in our store for purchase. Did you know that PURE Maple Syrup is packed with essential nutrients, it’s can reduce inflammation and has the same amount of calcium as whole milk. Pure Maple Syrup is a SUPER food!!! Don’t forget that The Log Farm will be Open Easter weekend and our regular season starts May 11th with the kick off of our Farmers Market.
Time is flying by, there are only 3 weekends left for our sugarbush season. Open weekends 9:30am-4pm until April 7th. Hopefully the weather will warm up and it will actually feel like spring soon, but for now the sweet taste of taffy will do! Did you know that it has to be above freezing and sunny for the sap to be running. We are hoping that this week we will finally get to collect some sap and start boiling. We are a small family run business and here at the log farm we collect sap with our family by hand. Once our girls get home from school we pack up and head out to the sugarbush for the evening, we are so grateful to be making these memories with our family and love to share this beautiful property with you and your family on the weekends. Make sure to plan your visit soon, the sweet season will be over before we know it.