COUNTRY LANE TREE FARM’S

2017 SPRING EDUCATIONAL FARM ANIMAL TOUR

**Please note:  This info is for Schools, Daycares, YMCA and group reservations only.  If you are wanting to visit the farm for Family Fun please go to the link for Easter or Fall Festival for info for families without reservations!  Monday thru Fridays are reserved for groups of 10 or more with reservations.

Hello! It’s hard to believe that Spring will be “springing” up all over our farm soon!

 Our Animal Tour is a wonderful way to celebrate it. There will be Baby Chicks, Ducklings, Goat Kids, Baby Bunnies, Baby Calves, Lambs and maybe even a surprise or two waiting for you at the farm!  Tours begin on April 12th, 2017 and run through July 28th, 2017. We have expanded through the summer months for Pre-schools, YMCA's and home-school Groups!

Some of you have toured our farm in the past; others of you are new to us.  Please let me take a minute to explain our farm:  My husband is a 5th generation farmer here on our farm.  The farm was started in 1883 by his ancestors. It is rich with farming history. We are a large Animal Farm. We also farm 50-acres of Choose & Cut Christmas Trees, 15.0 acres of Pick Your Own Pumpkins; we have Corn Mazes, and also grow general grain crops and hay.  We are inspected and licensed by the Federal Government (USDA-APHIS).

                                                        Worm Farming

In the Spring of 2012, we added an exciting new twist to your visit at the farm!  Worms, Worms and more Worms!  We have incorporated an Observation Earth worm and Red worm station and a Vermicomposting Station as well!  The students will see real worms (eggs, babies and mature adults) in the Observation station. They will also be able to see how worms decompose food scraps in the composting bins.  The older groups will take shovels in hand out to the field to see how many Earthworms  they can find and learn how they are the “underground” farmers and how they help us farm!  We have incorporated this in both Tour Options below!

                           “HANDS ON” FARM ANIMAL TOURS:

The rates for these tours:  Each child is $8.00.  Each teacher and two chaperones per classroom are free.  Any adults after that are charged $5.00.

   TOUR OPTION 1(Pre-K thru 3rd):    

TOUR OPTION 2(3rd thru 6th):

EVERY Student will get to:            

EVERY Student will get to:

*Milk a Real, Live Cow (Not a replica!)                                

*Milk a Real, Live Cow (Not a replica!)                                 

*Hold Baby Ducks & Chicks.              

*Make Butter & Learn Butter Facts.

*See different eggs & see them in an incubator.                         

*Press Cider in an 1890’s Apple Press, while                                            learning Apple facts.

*See an Observation Bee Hive.

*Learn about Pollination.            

*See an Observation Bee Hive.                                 

*Learn about Pollination.

*Hold Baby Bunnies in Bunnyville.

*Spin honey from frames in our Honey Extractor.

*Feed Large Farm Animals:                       Llamas, Alpacas, Donkeys, Sheep, Cows,

Pot Bellied Pigs, Farm Pigs & our Fallow Deer Family.

*Feed free-roaming Ducks, Geese, Chickens,   Turkeys & Peacocks.

*Feed Goats on Goat Mountain

*Visit the “Hands On” Discovery Barn.

*Ride the Barrel Train!

*Learn about Animal habitats & the Animals’ food habits.

*Feed the Large Farm Animals.

*Take part in a “Producers” to “Consumers” discussion concerning the crops we grow & how we market them.

*Sample the Butter they make, along with Honey & Fresh Pressed Apple Cider at Lunch!

*Learn how we cut our Corn Mazes using a GPS System; compare GPS vs. “Old String” method.

*Visit the “Hands On” Discovery Barn.

*Visit our young Apple, Pear & Peach Organic Orchard to learn about tree care

(If desired).

*Visit our young Apple, Pear & Peach Organic Orchard to learn about tree care.

*Learn about the Life Cycle & Care of our Christmas Trees.

*Hands on: WORMS!!!

*Hands on: WORMS!!!



Restroom Facilities: The farm has flushable restrooms & warm water hand washing stations. We also have sanitizer stations at EVERY animal stop.

Tours run rain or shine! We give the children disposable raincoats. HOWEVER….it is ALWAYS YOUR CALL, if you wish to cancel or try to re-schedule. (We cannot guarantee a re-schedule date.) If you wish to cancel, you MUST call the farm by 9 AM on your tour day or a $50.00 cancellation fee PER CLASS will be billed to your school! We do take Cash, School Check, Purchase Orders, and if necessary, we will gladly take Credit Cards.  We ask that you have all payments and total of tour participants ready to be turned in upon your arrival!  We also ask that you have your additional adult money collected. This will save valuable tour time!!!  We can complete a tour in 1 to 2 hours if necessary. HOWEVER, we prefer to schedule your tour based on the most amount of time you have to give us! (Avg. tours are 3-4 hrs.) The longer the better, we will fill the time! WE WANT THIS TO BE A FUN, LEISURELY LEARNING EXPERIENCE! In order for your group to enjoy all of the activities at our farm, please be punctual on your arrival time!  Hayrides are weather & field conditions, permitting.  Booking dates & times are filled on a first come, first serve basis, so book early!! Please call (419)461-1298 for info or to make reservations.  Our Website is:  www.countrylanetreefarm.com

 

 

We look forward to sharing our farm with you!

John and Melissa Bowlander, Owners      

3525 N. Bolander Road – Genoa, Ohio 43430

This site was last updated 02/12/17