Becoming a wedding venue had never entered our minds until about 9 years ago when a guest on the farm asked if they could get married around the bonfire pit. After a simple ceremony where the llamas and donkeys acted as witnesses and a very relaxed reception in the round barn, we were hooked! Since then we have hosted dozens of weddings all carefully coordinated with the Bride and Groom’s wishes. The natural beauty of the farm makes it a perfect place for those who want their wedding to be a family and friend-centered occasion with activities that are engaging for all guests.
It has been a very busy spring at the farm. Our first baby goat was born on April 13th and our last darling’s date of birth was May 8th! Total baby goats for 2015……. 10! Now for the shocker—-9 boys and 1 girl:)
We hire a lot of talented young people every fall on the farm. One of our workers, Elizabeth, has been working for us for a few years, and has also spent a lot of time here as a family friend. She recently shared an essay she wrote for her English class about her experiences on the farm, and we thought others might enjoy reading it as well! We have included some pictures that her mother took last fall.
According to the calendar, the first day of Spring came on March 20, 2015, but we have a feeling that Winter is not quite done with us yet! Here are three favorite recipes from some of our farm staff to warm you from the inside while we wait for the weather to warm us up on the outside!
The Schuster family favorite is a scalloped potato and ham recipe that originally came from the Betty Crocker Cookbook. The recipe can be made with the original wheat flour, but Theresa makes a gluten-free version with rice flour.