Howell Farm 2022 Calendar of Events


January

29  Ice Harvest


February

5  Tap the Sugar Maples

12  Old-Fashioned Valentine's Day

19  Maple Sugaring

26  Maple Sugaring


March

5  Workhorse Rides

12  Visit from the Horse Doctor, Dentist & Shoer

19  Sawmilling & Tree Planting

26  Lambing


April

2  Spring Beekeeping & Gardening

 Plowing, Harrowing & Wash Day

16  Henhouse Visits

23  Potato Planting

30  New Faces Day


May

7  Sheep Shearing & Herding 

14  Corn Planting 

21  Hog Slopping & Weighing      

28  Haying


June

4 Dairying  

11  Old Time Baseball Game

18  People of Pleasant Valley Tours

25  Wheat Harvest & Wheat Weaving             


July

2  Ice Cream Party

Evening Blacksmithing (5:00–8:00 p.m.)

16  Farmer's Choice - Check back soon! (5:00–8:00 p.m.)

23  Evening Animal Chores (5:00–8:00 p.m.)

30 & 31  Mercer County 4-H Fair & Wheat Threshing 

(Sat. 10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. & Sun. 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.)


August

6  Honey Harvest   

13  Potato Harvest           

20  Share the Harvest Tours

27  Fiddlin' Day


September

3  39th Annual Horse Plowing Match    

10  Back to School         

17  Fall Plowing & Manure Spreading

24  Canning Day


October             

1  Wheat Planting           

8  Barn Auction

15  Basket & Broom Making

22  Corn Harvest 

29  Osage Orange Day & Fence Building   


November

5  Cider Making 

12  Bacon, Sausage & Scrapple Making

19  Logging & Firewood Cutting

26  Corn Picking and Wreath & Sleighbell Sale


December

3  Christmas on the Farm           

 


Naturally Friends Programs

Join the County Naturalist for a close-up look at the swallows, bats, owls, and insects that are essential to the ecosystem where farmers raise their crops and animals.


Spectacular Spiders

Saturday, October 22

1:30-3:30 PM

Turn your spider “eeews” into “aaaahs” during this family oriented program. Join our Park Naturalist for a slew of arachnid activities for all ages that will debunk the many spider myths and increase your appreciation for these tiny creatures.


Wooly Worm Weather Forecasting   

Saturday, November 5

1:30-3:30 PM

Walk with a Wooly! According to colonial American Folklore, the width of a wooly bear caterpillar’s brown stripe forecasts winter weather. During this walk, we will replicate Dr. Curran’s infamous wooly worm research and predict the weather for the upcoming winter season 




Children’s StoryTime


Reservation Required: RSVP kdaly@howellfarm.org 


Designed for children five and under, StoryTime features a seasonal tale, and includes a visit to the barnyard to see the animals.


Spring StoryTime

Wednesday, May 11 (12:30 – 1:30 p.m.) (rescheduled)

Wheat StoryTime

Wednesday, June 22 (10:30 – 11:30 a.m.)

Fall StoryTime

Wednesday, Sept. 14 (10:30 – 11:30 a.m.)


Halloween StoryTime

Thursday, Oct. 27 (10:30 – 11:30 a.m.)

Christmas StoryTime

Friday, Dec. 2 (10:30 – 11:30 a.m.)   

 



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Brian M. Hughes, County Executive | Aaron T. Watson, Executive Director

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