Our first Fall Farm Day was a tremendous success! We were pleasantly surprised with the turnout which was probably around 200-250 people over the course of the event which lasted from 10am to 2pm yesterday.
A number of vendors were present including: Stephen and Melissa Woody with woodworking products and homemade baked goods, Carmichael Creations with homemade soaps and scrubs, Rockin’ Rags with homemade dolls and stuffed animals, Eunice Calderon with homemade pottery. First Due Food Company was also available to those wanting refreshments.
Kids activities included pumpkin painting, cornhole, a corn tub (which was very popular), sack races, and pumpkin ring toss.
We had many guesses on the number of candies in the jars as well. The official number of candies in the candy corn jar was 342, and the number in the pumpkin candy jar was 90. We will be reaching out shortly to the winners.
The six hay ride tours were very popular where riders learned about the history of Watson Farms and the transition to completely pasture based. We then moved to the pigs where we were able to see the current and past paddocks compared to an untouched paddock. This demonstrated the amount of disturbance pigs can do in a short time.
Next, we rode out to the broilers where anyone who wished was able to get off and take a closer look at the chickens. Watching them scramble to get crickets and other bugs was definitely a hit. The cow herd happened to be in the adjacent pasture so we were able to stop by and take a look at the cows while discussing the regenerative practices that we use in producing our grass-fed beef.
Finally, as we made the final turn back to the starting point, we could see the laying hens and their pasture houses in the distance.
We very much appreciate everyone who came out and showed support and interest in a pasture-based livestock farm. We can’t do it without the support of consumers like you!