I) "FARMER FOR A DAY"
Spend a day with the farmers! This
is a great opportunity to experience over 92 farm animal sanctuary residents up close and learn animal husbandry, sustainable
farming practices and more! Muck stalls, feed and groom animals, repair and maintain fencing, composting, weeding, trellis
maintenance, harvesting and planting veggies, building paddocks, carding wool, cleaning stalls and water buckets, cleaning
the barns, cutting grass, training vines, digging up invasive plants, filling holes in the fields, collecting eggs and much
A day of good old fashioned farm work is invigorating, soulful and refreshing. Morning
Farm Chores start at 5:00AM and end at approximately 9:00AM and the afternoon chores start at 1PM and end early
evening. Seasonal daily farm chores. Includes Farm Orientation and take home some farm fresh goodies.
"Farmer For A Day" is the most popular offering and requires a reservation. Seasonal Offering. Farm
staff volunteers guides you through the chores of the day.
Llamas, Alpacas and Sheep Oh My!
Learn about the ancient art of spinning wool in to yarn starting with
the llamas, alpacas and sheep. Learn all about the wonderful herds at the farm that provide soft and warm fiber.
Learn how to wash and card the raw fiber and turn it in to roving. Finally, learn how to spin! Make environmentally
friendly Nest Builders for the farm's Wildlife Habitat out of silky soft alpaca wool and take one home with you! Includes
III) Honey from Heaven:
all about bee keeping from area experts and see the farm hives. Sample honey and honey comb. Learn the significant
role bees play in our environment! Includes Farm Orientation. Not for children under the age of thirteen
IV) Sage, Rosemary, Lavender and Love
Start with the
signficant and historic importance of herbs in the 1800's. Experience different farm herbs and learn about
the many culinary, fragrant and medicinal uses! Do you know which herbs are natural bug repellents? Find
the answers to this question and many more! Sample herbs as well as learn how to dry them while maintaining the
most flavor and experiment with different blends straight from the farm. Take some home with you and enhance
your favorite dishes with farm freshness! Includes farm orientation.
Start off with a farm scavenger hunt to find everything from limbs, straw, herbs and seeds
to dried gourds to help create your birdhouse masterpiece! You will be provided with a basket to collect your
farm bounty and then let the creative energy start to flow as we create original environmentally friendly birdhouses for the
farm's wildlife habitat and take one home for your own backyard oasis! You will be amazed at the artist in you and how
you can use natural materials you find on the farm to make a birdhouse. Includes Farm Orientation.
Customized Tours and Farm Experiences:
Combine any of the above tours or the following.....
Ask about "The Farm Tour of the Day" to find out what tours are available. Weather pending. Seasonal.
Always inspirational. Bring home the farm -all tours include taking home farm fresh veggies, herbs or other fruit of
Unraveling the Organic Labyrinth: You will never be confused again about organic
The Kitchen Garden: Everything you need to plant to make
dinners explode with flavor and color
Not all Tomatoes are Created
Equal: Learn about the power of the tomato and sample varieties
Special Eggs: Not all eggs are created equal. Learn the importance of buying farm fresh eggs and taste the difference
For the inspired zeitgeist answering
the alluring call of the farmstead!
For a limited
time, Paris Barns is delighted to provide the following....
Soap or Candle Making...
For the little
Princess or Prince of all ages embracing old world charm! Starting with an educational farm tour and
opportunity to interact with farm animal sanctuary residents including cuddly sheep, adorable and friendly goats and more!
Feed the flocks, collect eggs and more. Wear farm handmade vintage-style aprons and learn about the ancient art of soap
and candle making. Create your own yummy soap or candle using farm grown herbs, bees wax, goat's milk and other finds
from the fields! Take home your farm grown and homemade masterpiece! Creates inspired farm memories to last a
Parental/adult supervision and reservations required.
Hipster Homesteader Happening
A DIY-ers Dream! Not just for Domestic Divas! Renaissance Women and Men alike appreciate the
pleasures of homesteading! Starting with an educational farm tour and opportunity to interact with farm
animal sanctuary residents including cuddly sheep, adorable and friendly goats and more! Resembling 19th-century farm
life, feed the chickens, harvest veggies and herbs, learn about sustainable agriculture and find out that you too can grow
your own food! Surprise local guest farm speakers! Sip farm grown herb tea and honey and take some home to enjoy.
Creates inspired farm memories to last a lifetime.