I have a job! That is, I’m recently employed…at least temporarily! I’m what you’d call an interpreter at the Huron-Clinton Metropark Farm Center at Wolcott Mill Metropark in Ray Township. The ‘work’ is seasonal and coincides with various programs/activities scheduled at Wolcott Farm. The Farm is located about five miles down the dirt road, less than ten-minutes away from my house!
The ‘work’ is very similar to my daily chores at home [at Sheepy Hollow], with a few exceptions! Feeding the resident barnyard menagerie — twice per day, morning and evening – and routine maintenance/program support. Instead of regularly milking dairy goats, The Farm owns/operates a small herd of dairy cows. The dairy barn is completely managed by The Farm’s skilled dairymen [whose delicious milk ultimately ends up at Kroger]. YUM!
We also have two pigs…whose names I can’t remember, many sheep and goats, rabbits, a donkey and mini-horse!
Did I mention horse(s)? There are four draft horses, mighty Percherons, to be exact: Katie, Fern, JJ and Tom. I’m learning to WORK around them…an acquired skill, I assure you!!! They’re often seen pulling the wagon/giving wagon rides during Farm events! How spectacular!
What’s a farm without fresh eggs??? The Wolcott Farm’s feathered friends include many various breeds of chickens, ducks, pheasants and a pair of turkeys too!
So, be patient with me [and my farm shop]! I’m adjusting to my new schedule, juggling, trying NOT to drop any balls!