Jun 8, 2010

A Day in the Life:

"Well, a simple kind of life never did me no harm/
Raisin' me a family and working on the farm/
Days are all filled with an easy, pleasant charm/
Thank God I'm a country boy."

Have you ever wondered what life is like on a working farm? Well, now is your chance to find out. Wild Heaven Farm is please to announce our latest program, allowing our customers to see what it's like behind the curtain. Our "Day in the Life" program is your opportunity to see what really goes on at Chesterfield's premier dairy goat farm and soap making operation.

The farm has been open for field trips for a number of years now, but this program will be different. Instead of a large group, it will be one-on-one (or a small group of up to four people). It will be more like an apprenticeship than a regular visit to the farm.

These little farm apprenticeships will be scheduled in 3 to 4 hour blocks, either morning or early evening, to coincide with milking time. For morning apprentices, you will start by learning how to hand milk our lovely dairy goats. Then it's inside for soap making. We'll take you through the process from start to finish, soup to nuts, measuring, mixing, pouring, trimming and wrapping. evening apprentices will do the same thing, but in reverse.

And the best part? This program is completely free of charge. While a number of working farms have created programs where locals and folks on vacation actually pay the farmer to work on the farm, we think that's a racket. We love to share our farm and all of its workings, and of course we're very grateful for the help.

We expect space to fill up quickly, so don't hesitate to call us at 804-275-4361 or e-mail us at wildheavenfarm@yahoo.com to schedule your visit. This program is open to adults and children ages seven and up.

(above lyrics by John Denver)