Summer on the farm begins on a positive note. Lots of baby animals roaming the barnyard. Chickens filling the nests with fresh brown, white and occasionally a green egg or two. The garden and greenhouses are producing fresh lettuce, radishes and zucchini. The tomatoes have fruit and are loving this heat.
Visitors are returning to the farm post Covid. It’s wonderful to see families enjoying a barnyard birthday party.
There is some new stuff too. The goats are hilarious climbing up and down and jumping off their new playground.
We are at the Hibbing Farmers Market Saturday morning from 9-1 and Tuesday 2-5.
The big post Covid party I promised is happening July 22 from 4-7. Arrowhead Regional Farm Bureau is sponsoring An Evening on the Farm. It’s an open house with lots to see and do. It’s free to the public.
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.