Farm Camp 2021 dates and registration now open!

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Sign up for Little Brook Farm Camp now – there are four weeks of camp and as usual, it’s first-come-first-serve! Visit the camp page to sign up.

2021 camp dates are:

Week 1 – April 19-23
Week 2 – June 28-July 2
Week 3 – July 5-9
Week 4 – July 19-23

 

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Winter is still here and it’s not too late to get one (or two) of our cozy Blessing Blankets made on Prince Edward Island from wool provided by the happy sheep from Little Brook Farm. Treat yourself or someone you love to a 100% natural, machine-washable blanket, available in a host of beautiful colors. Visit the store for complete details.

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Sage with a good sized Boer kid

Camp dates are all set for this year. As always registration is first-come-first-serve. We will have lambs, goat kids, chicks, turkey poults, piglets and our wonderful rescue donkey, Mabel.  New for 2020 we took in a rescue miniature pony mare that is due to have a foal sometime this spring! I look forward to seeing many returning campers this spring and summer! Learn more and sign up for camp here.

  • Week 1 – February 17-21 / February Vacation Camp
  • Week 2 – April 20-24 / April Vacation Camp
  • Week 3 –  June 27-July 3 / Summer Camp
  • Week 4 – July 6-10 / Summer Camp FULL
  • Week 5 – July 20-24 / Farm and Martial Arts Week

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The new addition to the lambing barn is finally done! It is all bedded and read for sheep. Lambing will start in March. The first calf is due the end of February and the second calf is due the middle of March. The Goats will be kidding in April! We have decided to add some extra camp weeks this year and limit the number of campers each week. New this year will be an April Vacation Camp to run from April 18 – 22. During the summer we are offering 3 weeks. The first is June 27 – July 1. Week 2 is a 4 day week running from July 5 -8. And Week 3 runs from July 18 – 22. Contact us before sending off your registration form as camps are filling up fast.

Another new addition this year is my new border collie puppy Tilly. She comes to me from Barb Leverett in New York and is coming along well in her training. Look for more pictures of her on sheep this spring.

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Enjoy these photographs from week 2 of camp. Lots of smiling faces and happy animals.

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It’s been a busy winter so far. I actually wish it was a bit snowier though, despite all the extra work. The snow really helps to insulate the ground. It also makes it much easier for the horses to walk around. Everyone is tiptoeing carefully over the frozen ruts. Margo and Sherry, my two lowline cows are bred. Sherry is due in March and is enormous and Margo is due in May. We have a new Nigerian dwarf buck, Five Acres Harold and all of the older does are bred. I will be breeding the doelings starting the end of this month to coincide with the 2010 summer Farm Camp. Farm camp dates this year are July 12 – 16, and July 19 – 23. My sister Dana has been helping me to update my website and we should have camp information and registration forms available online by the end of this weekend. All of the ewes are bred and due to start lambing in March. The ewes will be sheared on saturday, February 20th by my good friend and shearer, Andy Rice of Hoggett Hill Farm in Halifax Vermont.

The rest of the fleeces have been sent off to become blankets. I am getting lap blankets this year, along with the queensize blankets I have gotten in the past. Can’t wait to see them! If they come back in time I hope to have them at the Food For Thought winter farmers market being held February 27th at the Turners Falls High School from 9 AM to noon. I will be sharing space at a booth there with Denise Leonard of Tanstaafl Farm, Greenfield. We will have grass fed lamb, sausage,  and kebobs along with recipes, blankets, fleeces, photographs and some hand made crafts available.

Tom and Travis spent a day dropping 8 trees behind the lambing barn to make way for the start of an addition to run the length of the old tobacco barn. This will house the border collies kennel, the lambing/kidding pen, a calving pen and some hay storage. Just never seem to have enough space! The original part of the barn will be finished off as a garage/workshop for Tom and Travis and their toys and projects.

I miss riding my great little cow horse, Rio. Her shoes are pulled and she is on winter break. I really got hooked on versatile working cow horse competitions with her this past year. She is really starting to “get it” with the cows. Just need to keep at it.

I enter 2010 feeling blessed that I am fortunate to spend time daily on a farm working with animals. I also feel blessed to have another job working with children as their school nurse. When I get to combine the two in my summer camp I feel like the luckiest person in the world. So look for more updates soon, stay warm and keep smiling.

Farm Camp 2021 dates and registration now open!

Sign up for Little Brook Farm Camp 2021 now – there are four weeks of camp starting with April 19-23 and as usual, it’s first-come-first-serve! Visit the camp page to sign up.

It’s not too late to get one of our blankets!

Winter is still here and it’s not too late to get one (or two) of our cozy Blessing Blankets made on Prince Edward Island from wool provided by the happy sheep from Little Brook Farm.

Coördinates

Little Brook Farm
334 Russell Street
Sunderland, MA 01375

413-222-4712
kristen@littlebrookfarm.com
littlebrookfarm.com

Camp dates 2021

Farm camp is officially full!

April 19-23 /FULL
June 28-July 2 / FULL
July 5-9 / FULL
July 19-23 / FULL

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