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In the barnyard
Weatherbury Farm

 
 

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" When they decided to add to the herd of Hereford cattle that Weatherbury Farm raise, they specifically bought animals that would appeal to kids of all ages and gave them kid-friendly names. The billy goat is appropriately named Gruff. The Aracauna chickens are unique in that they lay blue, green and pink eggs. The Scottish Highlander cattle feature shaggy coats, elegant horns and are known for their gentle disposition. Plus, it's impossible to look at the little black pygmy goat (named Sleeping Beauty) and not scream 'How cute!'
"
Greater Pittsburgh Region Metroguide, 2003 edition
 

" ' We now have two generations of Americans who have very little knowledge of where their food comes from,' says Dale Tudor, a former strategic planner at a big pharmaceuticals firm who is now known at Weatherbury as Farmer Dale. ' When families stay here, we want them to take it easy, but also to learn how and where their food comes from.''
Community Health
, Summer 2009


"We tell people we're not Disneyland," says Marcy Tudor
... who runs Weatherbury with her husband, Dale, and  ... son, Nigel. "We don't have people with pooper scoopers running behind the animals."
Orlando Sentinel, July 14, 2002
 

 

The barnyard at Weatherbury Farm Vacation includes the
following animals:

Goats
Hereford Cows
Highland Cows
Sheep
Poultry  (Ducks, Geese , Guineas & Chickens)


Children of all ages will enjoy getting acquainted with Weatherbury Farm's barnyard of animals -- cows, sheep, chickens, ducks, geese, rabbits and goats.

During Farm Experience Weekends, on Saturday and Sunday mornings after breakfast, guests are invited to help "Farmer Dale" with the chores 
Morning chores may include (depending on time of year):
- pumping water at the old hand pump for the animals
- bottle feeding baby animals
- feeding mature goats corn by hand
- feeding sheep corn (from a scoop or by hand )
- feeding baby chicks & ducks (in late spring/early - mid summer)
- feeding and watering chickens at the hen house and gathering eggs (the high point of many children's visit).
- feeding hay to sheep & goats

Chore time also includes an explanation of the farm equipment and is an opportunity for both children and parents to ask Farmer Dale questions.

Chores normally last about 45 minutes depending on questions. The remainder of the day may be spent enjoying the farm or exploring the countryside.

 

 
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Farm Stay Home      Lodging     Activities      FAQ      Availability on line      Brochure      Contact us   

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Hereford Cows         Highland Cows         Sheep         Goats        Poultry

Weatherbury Farm
1061 Sugar Run Road
Avella, Pennsylvania 15312

phone: (724) 587-3763

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(Our email address is info@weatherburyfarm.com and we do answer all emails -- if you don't hear back from us, either your email or our answer has been lost in cyber space.)

www.weatherburyfarm.com

a kid friendly family farm stay vacation destination; far from the madding crowd, in the country, just 45 minutes southwest of Pittsburgh, PA -- fun & educational

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