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Tour Option One:
**Recommended for Pre-K through 3rd graders. Students interact with the full grown animals in their natural settings. The highlight of this tour is MILKING OUR DAIRY COW, “JERSEY GIRL”! (Yes, she is a LIVE COW, not a replica!!!) Students feed and pet our animals including: Our goat families, our sheep families, our farm pig babies and “Violet”, our pot-bellied pig. They will feed the many chickens, ducks, geese, pheasants, and peacocks that roam freely here on the farm. Our Reindeer & Fallow Deer families look forward to meeting the children. The children will also be able to hold bunnies, and hold ducklings or chicks. “Peaches”, our donkey looks forward to greeting the students with a big “EeeeAwwww!” (She believes she IS the star of the farm!) Our Observation Bee Hive awaits the students as well! Even a surprise animal or two will be waiting! Our ever popular Straw Maze is included also. All along the tour the children will be taught educational and interesting facts about the animals, their habitats, and eating habits. We have also added the “Discovery Barn”. This area allows the children to touch and feel feathers, various animal wools, fur & antlers; see & touch the crops native to Ohio and Michigan and use sequencing cards on pumpkins, apple trees, and farm animals. The children also receive a Barrel Train ride through the Christmas Trees! For any “extra” time, our playground area awaits the children. Each child will be allowed to choose any pumpkin they can carry to take home with them at the end of their tour.
TOUR OPTION TWO: **Recommended for 4th through 6th graders.
This tour begins with Milking our Real Dairy Cow, “Jersey Girl”! In addition to the milking, the children will then try their hand at butter making! They will get to sample the butter they have made on saltine crackers with honey at lunch time, along with a glass of apple cider! The tour includes meeting and greeting our grown up farm animals and learning about their natural habitats and eating habits. At the Observation Bee Hive Station the students will also get to spin honey out of a honeycomb in a hand crank honey extractor (Where the use of centrifugal force is explained). Then the students will try their hand at pressing apples into apple cider using an 1890’s press (as in the olden days, before automated equipment!). The tour then heads out to the field for an age appropriate explanation of the life cycle of a Christmas Tree and the life cycle of the Pumpkin plant. Students will learn all that is involved in the farming operation concerning the growing and selling of these 2 crops. They will then head back to the “Discovery Barn” to view and identify the major crops of Ohio and Michigan. Hands on animal items are in the barn as well. If desired, the students may try their way through our Straw Maze. Finally, each student will take a hayride to the pumpkin patch to pick their very own pumpkin to take home with them.
COST OF ANIMAL TOURS:
The rates for both tours are the same. Each child is $7.00. Each teacher and 2 chaperones per classroom are free. Any adults after that are charged at $5.00.
We schedule the tour in 2 1/2 hour increments. This includes ˝ hr. for lunch. This does NOT mean that you cannot stay any longer to revisit an activity. WE WANT THIS TOUR TO BE A FUN, LEISURELY LEARNING EXPERIENCE! BECAUSE OF THE LARGE NUMBER OF TOURS, WE DO ASK THAT YOU BE PUNCTUAL ON YOUR ARRIVAL TIME! Tours run rain or shine! We are able to bring our animals into buildings for the tours!
Booking dates & times are filled on a first come, first serve basis, so book early!!!
Please call (419)461-1298 for more info & to make reservations.
*** We have a facebook page: country lane tree farm/facebook for up to the minute info about the farm and the activities.
We look forward to sharing our farm with you!
3525 N. Bolander Road
Genoa, Ohio 43430
This site was last updated 11/12/12