Have you heard…?

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!

Fall Colors are even more beautiful from a horse-drawn wagon rides.

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! 🙂

 

 

 

 

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7 thoughts on “Have you heard…?

  1. Interpreter? Does this mean you’re a modern Dr. Doolittle? Just remember, if you are doing what you love, it’s not work or a job.

    When are you there? So Cheryl and I can come by and watch.

    Fred

    • hahaha!! A goat/sheep/pig/chicken whisperer…?? As a recent ’empty nester’, I saw this as an opportunity for me to get out! NOT! I guess I’m back/STILL in the barnyard!!! 😀

      BTW, my schedule changes weekly. October is a particularly busy month with all the fall-related special events! My schedule for Nov & Dec are a couple days/week.

  2. Sounds like you hit the jackpot. My husband just returned from the huge horse auction is Holmes Co. where a lot of yearling Belgians were brought in from Canada. No! he didn’t buy one:( they went high but he is on the trail of some locally raised ones. I really like Percherons, gentle giants. Enjoy your new job.

    • Hi Tari! My ‘job’ is not like work at all… just an extension of farm chores really! We’re very busy now [October activities/events], but, hours will slow down to a couple days a week the remainder of the year.

      Sounds like you’ll be adding gentle giants to your farm! How exciting… 😀

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