What to expect
There are a few things you need to keep in mind when visiting a farm:
- Clothing - While open toed shoes are NOT recommended, Neither are your best shoes. Keep in mind that you need comfortable shoes that you don't mind getting a bit dirty. During winter months remember to dress is layers. The open Prairie can seem colder then the actual temperature.
- Rain - We can't control the weather. While we don't close due to weather make sure you have a good pair of Muck/Mud boots if you come during the rainy season.
- Wind - The Prairie has some mighty high winds and they don't have an off switch. We are in the country so the only wind breaks are the building on our place and they really don't help much. People with longer hair may want to bring a hair tie, bandanna or headband to keep hair out of your face.
- Sun - While the wind makes the heat tolerable it can also fool you as to how much you are really getting burnt. We suggest a good sunblock be used at all times on all exposed skin including face, ears and arms.
- Bugs - Insect spray is a must for most visitors. Flies and chiggers are everywhere and after returning home you will need to check everyone for Ticks as well.
- Your Nails - For the animal's safety if you are going to be doing anything more then petting them please consider trimming your nails short. Trust us when we say that not all dirt here on the farm is something you want under your beautiful nails. (If you are interesting in learning to milk you MUST have trimmed nails no exceptions)