The Farmstead Open House
This Sunday, October 23, we are opening the doors of our farm for our very first Community Open House. We will be open from 3 pm to 5 pm. We have no idea what the weather will be doing but, barring any true thunderstorms, we are planning on going forward with our day!
Here's the details:
Our farm's address is:
5504 Cross Creek Lane NE Olympia, Washington 98516
However, if you put that address into your GPS it will get you lost. We recommend everyone put our neighbors The Bodhi House into their GPS. Their address is:
4846 Johnson Point Rd NE Olympia, Washington 98516
As you are about to hit that address you will see a street, just on your right hand side, called Cross Creek Lane NE. Turn down that and head all the way back. If you see Puget Road on your right you went too far, but not by much. Pop a u-turn and then take a left onto Cross Creek Lane NE. We're asking that everyone park outside of our gate at the roundabout and walk back (we have very little parking space down by the barn and want it to be as safe as possible for the tiny humans running around).
What to Wear:
This is a WORKING FARM. And it's been raining. We strongly suggest you wear shoes that mesh well with this idea.
What to Expect:
Our Open House is free. Both Matthew and I will be onsite to give tours of our farm. In addition you'll get to meet Alec, one of our WWOOFer's and Abel, a former intern who has just started a pastured poultry set-up on the farm. You can talk to Abel about how he's raising these chickens and even sign up to be one of the first people to fill your freezer.
You can expect to see our pigs and their piglets, peacocks, guinea hens, quail, and of course, the goats!
We will be sampling our cheese and of course we'll have it available for purchase! The kids and I have been experimenting with some goat cheese truffles and goat cheese brownies which we'll also have available for you to take home. If I get a bee in my bonnet we'll whip up some caramel to sell too! YUM!
We have three dogs on this farm. This is their home. I always assume it goes without saying but, let me say it just for the record. Please leave your pets at home. We absolutely want to see you but we prefer to keep our visitors to the human variety.
The fabulous Aspin Photography will be at the farm shooting her mini sessions as well!