Dickson-Murst Farm Hosts Spring on the Farm
Dickson-Murst Farm provided the following news release:
Sheep are not only soft and cuddly to pet, but their wool is used to make warm sweaters. Come and meet one face to face and watch a “spinster” make handmade yarn at Spring at the Farm May 1, 2011, at the Dickson-Murst Farm in Montgomery.
FFA Chapter members from Newark will bring their project animals -- horses, cows, pigs, sheep and goats to meet and to pet.
Make and take projects for kids are also featured by 4Hers of Kendall County to learn about farm products, also on display will examples of the projects that they complete in the 4H program. Old Fashioned Kids Games will be led by the Little Rockets 4H Club from Plano.
Tractors and a team of Belgian draft horses will be pulling “hayrides” thru the neighborhood and antique tractors and equipment are always on display at the Farm Events.
The Conservation Foundation, owner of the site and co-host of the event will be on hand with their repurposed barrels, designed to divert rain water from spreading pollution to storing it for use in your yard and garden.
Spring at the Farm is a free event, focused on farm kids and agriculture in our lives. Activities begin at 10 a.m. and last until 3 p.m. The event will take place- rain or shine. There is plenty of room inside the Farm buildings to see the activities. Watch for parking instructions if the conditions are wet.
There is always good, affordable food available at the Partner’s Country Kitchen. Activities sponsored by the Dickson-Murst Partners are used to generate funds to preserve the buildings at the Farm and to aid in educating the public about the importance of agriculture in our past and present.
Dickson-Murst Farm is at 2550 Dickson Road on the west side of Montgomery. It is one mile east of Rt. 47, 2 miles west of Orchard Rd, between Rt. 30 and Galena/Chicago Rd. For information about any of our events or directions, visit www.theconservationfoundation.org and click on Dickson-Murst Partners, or call 630-272-0686.