Sleigh ride season is over as the snow is disappearing a little more each day.
Time to get the wagon out as we will use that moving forward. It holds about 25 average size people. We use part of the woods trail and the road. We are booking birthday parties and groups by appointment.cost is $7 a person. $75 minimum for groups 8 and larger. $50 minimum for groups seven and under.
May is school field trip season. Classes usually spend two-3 hours. Experience includes horse drawn ride, barn tour, use of the welcome center and mooTel corn box.
Busy and exciting time on the farm. Lambs and baby goats arriving daily. Chicks, piglets, bunnies land calves should be coming in early may.
We will begin starting the green house the second week of March.
Mr. Ed's Farm is a farm boy's dream come true. I grew up on a diversified central Minnesota dairy farm. In 1985 Gayle and I bought 80 acres on the edge of Minnesota's Mesabi Iron Range. Our farming adventure began with seven sheep, a dozen chickens, a cat and a team of draft horses. The early years were spent cleaning up delapidated buildings and tearing out rusty barb wire. Slowly we transformed the old farm to one with a new life and purpose. We cleared the brush, plowed the fields, planted oats and cut hay. Along the way we added another 80 acres and many more animals to the barnyard.
Today Mr. Ed's Farm is home to a flock of sheep, a herd of goats, a coop full of hens, a gaggle of geese, a pen of pigs and assorted other livestock including percheron draft horses.
Upon retiring from a fulltime job in 2012, I began the process of transitioning Mr. Ed's Farm into an educational as well as a horse powered farm.