Farm visitation

Please call (585-420-8908) or e-mail (farmer@eddyridgegrassland.com) for an appointment.

Warning:

Farms may look idyllic in pictures, but farming is one of the most dangerous occupations in America.  More dangerous than being a police officer or roofer.  Please exercise caution around all equipment, animals, and at any heights you may reach.  The pasture is not manicured lawn and may contain holes and trip hazards.  We will do our best to warn you about the dangers and keep you from tangling with a running sickle bar or getting in the same pen as the ram, but we can’t cover everything.  Supervise your own children, only you know if they have the proper amount of risk aversion and awareness of consequences to be able to play safely in the farm environment.  I can’t know if your child picks up a pipe if he’s about to play a pretend game with it or if he’s going to hit some person or animal with it.  I can’t know if your child is proficient at climbing without falling or should have their hand held in the hay loft.  Do not touch any animal, gate, or equipment without permission of the farmer.  Observe animals quietly and do not make loud noises or sudden movements.

Spring:

Our farm is very wet in the spring, barn boots or footwear that remains warm when wet is recommended.  If you’d like to see some shearing done, please mention this when you make a spring appointment.  We may have baby animals to pet in late spring.

Summer:

Our pastures are most enjoyable in summer, but the hay field may at times be too deep to walk through.  Bring a change of clothes if you have a long drive, and rinse off and change your clothes after walking in the fields.  We’ve not seen any ticks come off of our land yet, but we don’t want you to be the first one.

Fall:

Our forest is currently in recovery from prior management, but we have good views of the adjoining forests, and we have a very scenic drive to and from the farm.  If you want to pick out a specific lamb fall is the best time to visit.

Winter:

The animals may be huddled up in the barn, but this is also the season where the farmers have the most time to kick back and enjoy their company.