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.