Howell Farm 2022 Calendar of Events

*All 2022 dates are subject to change or cancellation. Please check back for updates, and thank you for your understanding!

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 **tentative date**

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.




Owl Talk

TBD (7–8:30 p.m.)


Barn Swallow Celebration

Saturday April 23 (1:30–3:30 p.m.)


Bird Excursion**   

Saturday May 21 - (1:30–3:30 p.m.)


Beetles in the Spotlight Hike** 

June - TBD


Butterfly Hike** 

July - TBD


Nocturnal Nature Hike** 

August - TBD


Hedgerow Hike** 

September - TBD


Full Moon Talk: Bats, Vultures & Opossums**

October - TBD


Barn & Field Spiders** 

October - TBD


Wooly Worm Weather Forecasting**   

November - TBD


Hawk Talk**  

November - TBD




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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