Summer Camp 2017!
Jun
26
Aug 4

Summer Camp 2017!

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Gilchrist Farm Summer Camp!!!

Horse care, grooming, riding and an end of the week horse show!  Learn how to groom, tack up, and ride horses or enhance your current riding expertise by trying something new.  End the week with a super fun horse show (with ribbons and prizes) for your friends and family to enjoy!

Milk goats, gather eggs, pet pigs and bunnies, feed the ducks and tortoise, enjoy the horses and take the mini mule for a walk!   Gather some fresh vegetables and fruits from the garden.   Watch eggs hatch and learn to care for chicks!  

Country Arts & Crafts galore!  Soap and candle making, leather working, rag doll making, and wood working.

GAMES!  Milk jug bowling, horse shoes, corn hole, water balloon battles, tug o war, gunny sack races, and more!

Typical schedule:

8:00 -10:00 Horse care and riding

10:00-12:00 (Snacks) Goat milking, petting zoo, egg gathering, animal care and fun with animals!

12:00-2:00 Lunch, gardening, games, arts & crafts

Camp is suitable for children age 5 and older.  All campers need to wear closed toed shoes, a sun hat, sun screen and bring a refillable water bottle and lunch.  Snacks and more drinks are provided.  The day is scheduled to limit heavy sun exposure, provide breaks, and drink plenty of water.  

Extended day care is available for $25/day until 6PM. 

SPACE is limited!  Five weeks only.  Weeks of June 26,  July 10, July 17, July 24, and July 31.  Monday-Friday 8AM-2PM.  $275/week.  $50 Registration Fee.   Siblings enrolled in same week receive 5% discount.  

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Intro to Soap Making June
Jun
23
5:00 pm17:00

Intro to Soap Making June

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Learn how to make your own soap!  In this class, we'll make soap from goat's milk and learn about how to select ingredients, mix and match and make your own pure and natural soap! In this class, instructor Stephenie Lawton of Pink Cottage Soaps will introduce using color!  Take home your makings...and enjoy natural soap without the extra chemicals.  Soap made during class will need to be picked up a day or two after class.  Geared toward adults and children 12 and over (some mature children can participate with a parent).  
 

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Beginning Horse Back Riding-June Classes
Jun
13
Jul 1

Beginning Horse Back Riding-June Classes

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A three lesson introduction to horse back riding that starts with an on the ground introduction, meant to include parents or partners, to get you started on your path to equestrian success!   In this course, equal time is spent on and off the horse.  The classes have a strong focus on SAFETY, proper horse etiquette, grooming, horse care and management, leading, tying, grooming, handling, tacking up, mounting/dismounting, and all the basics to help you get a strong foundation.  Upon completion of this course, you'll be ready and confident to be placed into the right lesson program for your level.  Get the most out of your horseback riding experience with a solid foundation!  Suitable for ages 5 and up.  Children under 10 must be accompanied by an adult.  Parents welcome to attend all sessions and learn along.  Price is for the series of three, complete.  For the June session, classes are Tuesday afternoons at 3:30 PM-Tuesdays June 13, 20 & 27  or Saturday afternoons at 1:00PM or 6:00PM June 17, 24 an July 1. 

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Spring Animal Care Class-Butterflies and Chicks!
Mar
13
Apr 15

Spring Animal Care Class-Butterflies and Chicks!

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In this special 5 week class, come to the Gilchrist Farm and learn how to take care of chickens, ducks, peacocks, turkeys, pigs, goats, and horses.  Each class will focus on an animal or a group of animals for a close up look and feel - feed the animals, brush the animals, gather the eggs, milk a goat, groom a horse, and learn what caring for animals is all about.  

In this special Spring version of the class, students will be watching caterpillars transform into butterflies and will incubate/hatch chicks!  Butterfly release will take place during our Spring Fling on April 15!

Appropriate for all ages with parent. $25 per class or $115 for the series of 5.   An additional 10% discount for siblings or enrollment in multiple classes or lessons (call or email for the discount code). 

For the spring series, this class is offered Mondays 10-11 AM beginning March 13 , Tuesdays 12-1PM beginning March 14 or Wednesdays 5-6PM beginning March 15.

Class 1. All About Goats- While our goats are getting ready to have goat babies we'll trim goat hooves, do some grooming and hair trimming to prep them for the spring, spend time petting and learning about different breeds, housing, food, habits, horns and more!

Class 2. Chickens! -During this class we'll gather eggs from three pens, visit and learn about chicks and chickens and we'll put the eggs into the incubator-setting up for a hatch during week 5.  We'll peek at the eggs, check on their progress and discuss their development in subsequent classes.

Class 3. In the Garden! We'll learn about gardening and how the garden works at the farm.  Children will get to pick some weeds to feed to the animals (they'll feed the goats, bunnies, ducks, tortoise, chickens) and they will get to plant some seeds.  We'll learn about planting for butterflies and we'll get to know our caterpillars, which we'll check on weekly as they develop.  We'll learn a lot about butterflies.

Class 4. This Little Piggy...We'll get up close and personal with our pot bellied pigs and our several breeds of hogs.  We'll learn about the habits and happenings of pigs!  And bunnies.  We'll meet and greet our 7 bunnies and learn how to take care of bunnies.

Class 5. Hatching and Morphing!  By class 5, we should have some hatching happening from the eggs we incubated.  Our butterflies will have or will be emerging!  And...baby goats should be hopping around.  We'll focus on chicks, hatching and butterflies emerging during this class.  We'll visit with the peacocks, who should be strutting their spring time best!  

Everyone who participates in this series is invited to join us on Saturday, April 15 during our Egg Hunt and Spring Fling to participate in our butterfly release at noon!  The kids will get to release the butterflies they watched transform during the class into the butterfly garden and the wild!

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Animal Care Class Mondays 12PM-1PM
Jan
23
Feb 13

Animal Care Class Mondays 12PM-1PM

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In this special 4 week class, come to the Gilchrist Farm and learn how to take care of chickens, ducks, peacocks, turkeys, pigs, goats, and horses.  Each class will focus on an animal or a group of animals for a close up look and feel - feed the animals, brush the animals, gather the eggs, milk a goat, groom a horse, and learn what caring for animals is all about.   Appropriate for all ages with parent.  Price is per class, with a 10% discount for siblings or multiple classes (call or email for the discount code).

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Animal Care Class-Mondays 10-11AM
Jan
23
Feb 13

Animal Care Class-Mondays 10-11AM

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In this special 4 week class, come to the Gilchrist Farm and learn how to take care of chickens, ducks, peacocks, turkeys, pigs, goats, and horses.  Each class will focus on an animal or a group of animals for a close up look and feel - feed the animals, brush the animals, gather the eggs, milk a goat, groom a horse, and learn what caring for animals is all about.  Appropriate for all ages with parent. Price is per class, with a 10% discount for siblings or multiple classes (call or email for the discount code).

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Beginning Horse Back Riding-January Saturday 3PM
Jan
14
3:00 pm15:00

Beginning Horse Back Riding-January Saturday 3PM

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A three lesson introduction to horse back riding that starts with an on the ground introduction, meant to include parents or partners, to get you started on your path to equestrian success!   In this course, equal time is spent on and off the horse.  The classes have a strong focus on SAFETY, proper horse etiquette, grooming, horse care and management, leading, tying, grooming, handling, tacking up, mounting/dismounting, and all the basics to help you get a strong foundation.  Upon completion of this course, you'll be ready and confident to be placed into the right lesson program for your level.  Get the most out of your horseback riding experience with a solid foundation!  Suitable for ages 5 and up.  Children under 10 must be accompanied by an adult.  Parents welcome to attend all sessions and learn along.  Price is for the series of three, complete.  Make ups available during different sessions.  For the January session, classes are Tuesday afternoons at 3:30 PM-Tuesdays January 17th, 24th & 31st or Saturday afternoons at 1:00PM or 3:00PM January 14th, 21st & 28th. 

Beginning Horse Back Riding-January Classes
Jan
14
Jan 28

Beginning Horse Back Riding-January Classes

A three lesson introduction to horse back riding that starts with an on the ground introduction, meant to include parents or partners, to get you started on your path to equestrian success!   In this course, equal time is spent on and off the horse.  The classes have a strong focus on SAFETY, proper horse etiquette, grooming, horse care and management, leading, tying, grooming, handling, tacking up, mounting/dismounting, and all the basics to help you get a strong foundation.  Upon completion of this course, you'll be ready and confident to be placed into the right lesson program for your level.  Get the most out of your horseback riding experience with a solid foundation!  Suitable for ages 5 and up.  Children under 10 must be accompanied by an adult.  Parents welcome to attend all sessions and learn along.  Price is for the series of three, complete.  Make ups available during different sessions.  For the January session, classes are Tuesday afternoons at 3:30 PM-Tuesdays January 17th, 24th & 31st or Saturday afternoons at 1:00PM or 3:00PM January 14th, 21st & 28th. 

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Next Step Horsemanship
Aug
25
Sep 15

Next Step Horsemanship

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In this next step group horseback riding class, students can build on what they have already learned in an intro class, at camp, or from somewhere else.  This small group class continues enforcing safety, horsemanship, horse handling, grooming, tacking up, and riding.  The emphasis is on developing a good seat and confident riding skills to enable or advance independent riding.  We'll work on the ground, in the round pen, in the arena and on the obstacle course.  Class continues for four weeks. Sign up for one class or all four.   

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Animal Care Class Wednesdays 4-5PM
Aug
24
Nov 15

Animal Care Class Wednesdays 4-5PM

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In this special 12 week class, come to the Gilchrist Farm and learn how to take care of chickens, ducks, peacocks, turkeys, pigs, goats, and horses.  Each class will focus on an animal or a group of animals for a close up look and feel feed the animals, brush the animals, gather the eggs, milk a goat, groom a horse, and learn what caring for animals is all about.  Sign up for one class or all 12. Begin the course at any point during the session.  Appropriate for all ages with parent.  Price is per class, with a 10% discount for siblings or multiple classes (call or email for the discount code).

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Intro to Soap Making July 29
Jul
29
5:00 pm17:00

Intro to Soap Making July 29

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Learn how to make your own soap!  In this class, we'll make soap from goat's milk and learn about how to select ingredients, mix and match and make your own pure and natural soap! Take home your makings...and enjoy natural soap without the extra chemicals.  Geared toward adults and older children.  Families or friends can participate together with one class fee.

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Country Store Mother's Day Special!
May
7
9:00 am09:00

Country Store Mother's Day Special!

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Come to the Gilchrist Farm Country Store this Saturday May 7 between 9AM and 1PM  to pick up a special hand made Goat's Milk Soap gift bag for your Mom!  

Mother's Day Special:  5 Bars of Handmade Goat's Milk Soap for $20 (usually $5/bar!)  

Goat Milking Demonstration at 9:00 AM (no charge)

Petting Zoo open 9-1 (no charge)

Country Store hours are Friday and Saturday 9-1