Visit the Farm

Due to our farm also being our family home and residence we do not have regular open business hours. Also, due to private events booked on the Fridays and Saturdays we are not available to be open when we have private events scheduled. We host FREE "Open Farm Fun Day"s as often as possible, at least once a month, to allow visitors to come and enjoy our farm and animals! Scroll to bottom of this page to see our calendar of events below or visit our Facebook page.

Want to schedule a field trip or group visit? 
Call (850)894-1800

Want to bring the kids to a working farm where they can see and learn about cows, goats, chickens, pigs and enjoy pony rides!?! Are you an adult but still want to hold some baby animals? Then come out for a visit.

We open up our farm FREE to anyone who wants to come and visit with our animals! Donations appreciated. We are not a perfect farm but we love to share our animals with others! It will be just as if it is your own farm, you can walk everywhere and visit with our eclectic menagerie of animals.

FREE pony rides on our carousel
FREE Large interactive petting arena:
 We will have a our large sandy horse training arena filled with our small friendly farm pets for kids and adults to interact and love on them. 
FREE visit with all our animals on the farm!
FREE Tire swings and a firetruck!
FREE hands-on cow or goat milking demo (availability based on season)
Feed ($1), water ($1) and t-shirts ($10) will be available for purchase.
Donations (suggested $10/family) are greatly appreciated!

Here are some visitors pictures of our Open Farm Fun Day:

Play photographer at our free photo booth with a different theme every month including FSU and unicorn photos! In December we had a Live Nativity Photo Booth with costumes and props available to visitors and group field trips! 

Bradley's Country Store is only 4 miles south of us on Centerville Rd so stop by for a meal before or after. We will not have food available on the farm and ask for no food to be eaten around animals. Overflow parking will be located within walking distance (~5min walk; <1/4 mile away) at the Miccosukee Community Center. There will be parking on the farm (about 25-30 car spots) but we will try to give preference to mothers with small children, the elderly and handicapped.

We are a working farm so please wear closed toed shoes (sneakers good, farm boots better). Since you will be outside in FL it is good to bring sunscreen and bugspray. Children are welcome and encouraged to come but please know we have large animals and children will need to be ready to be good listeners to experience all of them. :)

***Animal areas with small livestock will be open for you to explore. The only two rules we have that should be discussed with children before coming are NO running and NO yelling. Any animal that approaches you is friendly and will accept petting from gentle and calm hands. Never chase an animal who walks away from you.***

Ten fun facts about our farm:
  1. We are debt-free!!! We own our home, land and farm with no debt or loans (it is very freeing and the reason we are able to share our farm for free!) Read our debt-free blog post here
  2. We were city-slickers and began our farming journey just 2 and a half years ago, in 2014, after we moved from our big, mortgaged house in a beautiful neighborhood to a small trailer on four acres with just one pet goat.
  3. We are now a full working farm, producing enough milk, eggs and meat to sustain our large family.
  4. While we are a working farm and choose to only eat meat that we breed, humanely raise and love on our farm we also rescue animals who we commit to care for on our farm for their entire natural lives.
  5. Our petting zoo idea was born to help us pay the feed cost for our non-producing rescued farm animals!
  6. We attempt to build the majority of our farm structures from used and recycled materials. (See pictures at this blog post)
  7. Our property was an abandoned, trashed, dump site when we bought it. We have worked hard to clean it up, while it is still not perfect, it has grass beginning to grow and is a farm now!
  8. Each one of our children have one or two animal groups which they are personally responsible to care for.
  9. Farm chores take 1-2 hours every morning. Farm work is HARD!
  10. We love our little, imperfect yet redeemed farm and LOVE to share our farm and friendly animals with others!

Six fun facts about our family:
  1. We are a Christian (imperfect yet redeemed) More about our faith here
  2. We homeschool (it was best for our children's individual needs)
  3. We had 7 kids in the past 5 years (What!?! That is a lot of kids!)
  4. They are our "real" kids although they were all adopted :D
  5. All (but 1) of our children were adopted from FL's fostercare system (over 400,000 children are in fostercare as you read this, the need is great. Can you open your heart and home?)
  6. 4 of our 7 kids were over 8 years old when we adopted them (the average age of children in fostercare is 8 years old and simply being an older child in fostercare warrants the label "special needs")
Click here to read more about our family

***Want us to come to your event?***
Visit our Traveling Farm Tent page and Pony Rides page to learn more!

Updated on 09/23/2017

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