Shelburne Farms Giveaway 2015

 

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Shelburne Farms is one of my favorite places in Vermont. Last year I blogged about how special Shelburne Farms is and I am here to do it again!

Last month I took my children and a friend to the farm. It was a lovely Vermont day! Take a look:

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Park at the Welcome Center and then follow the signs to the Farm Barn (which we also call the “Castle Barn”).

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Go around the corner and through the woods and then…. there it is!

 

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We stopped to admire the art work.

 

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Once in the Children’s Farmyard look for the Chicken Parade and help gather eggs. This is my son’s favorite activity!

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We helped ourselves to a few tasty basil leaves in the garden.

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Another favorite activity is milking the cow. The staff members assist the children and teach them about how/why/when cows are milked/kept on the farm, and more. Did you know that one brown swiss cow makes up to 5 gallons of milk a day! That’s a lot of milk….. which is good to have on hand to make Shelburne Farm’s award winning cheese!

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The animals are as happy to see the kids are the kids are to see the animals. We are particularly fond of the old donkeys and the goat kids.

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Here is my favorite part of the day: the storywalk.

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This story walk used the book Before We Eat: From Farm to Table by Mary Azarian. The kids led the way up the hill, reading the story as they went.

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There was a rewarding view at the top (of Lone Tree Hill) and the perfect picnic spot!

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My children had a great day hiking on the trails, being hands on with the animals, and learning about their environment.

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On our tractor ride back to our car we were able to see the resident Osprey in their nest.

 

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Be sure to visit the gift shop for samples of Shelburne Farms cheese! They have a great variety of Vermont made products for sale.

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There is so much to see on the farm: the market garden, the dairy barn, the lake! There are 1400 acres to explore! I have a list of things I want to see on our next visit already started!

 

Mark your calendar for the Harvest Festival at Shelburne Farms on September 19th. This is a great family event!

Shelburne Farms is hosting another giveaway for our readers! Today’s giveaway is for a one year Family Membership Pass!

 

ENTER HERE to WIN: a Rafflecopter giveaway
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Good luck, and happy farming!
~Honi

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