Everything is green on the farm. Lots of well timed rain and warmth from the sun. We are still open by appointment. Trying to work visits in around farm chores, gardening and haying. Almost always available around chore time 8-10 in the morning, 4-6 in the evening if you want to help with feeding the animals.
Booking general visits, summer school field trips and birthday parties. $7 per person. Call, text or email. The Fall field day is September 10 this year. I'll be posting a copy of the poster on this site very soon.
The garden is coming along slowly. A few zucchini, cucumbers and broccoli so far.
Going to the Hibbing Farmers Market on Tuesdays and Saturdays.
The 2022 lamb crop is doing well. Barbecue size available now, freezer lambs by September.
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 dilapidated 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 full-time job in 2012, I began the process of transitioning Mr. Ed's Farm into an educational as well as a horse powered farm.
These eggs are produced by the hens in the Chicken Palace. Picked daily, they are fresh, nutritious, and delicious.
Pickling and slicing cucumbers available
Delicious squash eaten raw or cooked
Winter sleigh rides, summer hayrides along a wooded trail.
We have a nice crop of lambs this year. Raise them yourself of get on the list for fall freezer lambs.
What’s more special than a child’s birthday party especially if the child loves animals and farms? Let us help create a memorable experience with a barnyard tour, horse drawn hay ride and full use of the welcome center.
Enjoy a horse drawn ride along a wooded forest trail. The winter rides are 1.5 miles long on an old fashioned sleigh. The experience includes a tour of the barnyard and a cup of hot coco.
Pickling and slicers
The farmyard is a dynamic place, filled with with farm animals doing amazing things. Not really. It is the home for pigs, chickens, goats, sheep, calves, bunnies, ducks, geese, turkeys and even some more. It is a farmer's responsibility to make sure they are fed, sheltered and protected from predators.
A visit is an invitation to help with the chores. The experience includes learning about the animals, what they eat and how to take care of them. Emphasis is placed on what it means to be a farmer and having respect for living things.
Visits are tailor made for the age and diversity of the audience. Questions are welcome and encouraged. Storytelling is interjected whenever possible.