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"From the moment we drove through the gates, we knew this was going to be an authentic farm experience. Weatherbury's 30 or so head of cattle were grazing the hillside. Guinea fowl were scrambling to climb a tree for their evening roost. A white picket fence surrounded the 150-year-old farmhouse."
The Baltimore Sun, May 19, 2002

 

 


 

"Yes, it's a peaceful place where the tension knotted in your neck will quickly disappear. Swimming in the in-ground pool, playing checkers and chess or putting a puzzle together are a few ways to pass the time. But Weatherbury Farm isn't just about relaxation. This is the first chance for many adults and children to come face to face with sheep, cows, chickens, billy goats, geese and ducks."
              Greater Pittsburgh Region Metroguide,
                                                    2003 edition

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Weatherbury Farm Bed and Breakfast's  "swimming hole"


"Every morning after breakfast, 'Farmer Dale' leads guests through 'chores,' which include feeding the chickens, goats, rabbits, ducks and lambs and getting acquainted with the sheep and cattle. Tudor teaches junior farmers about organic farming and gives them information about the animals. "
                                                                                      Pittsburgh Tribune Review, September 7, 2008
 


It's the 21st century -- and Grandma no longer lives on the family farm. We invite you to stay with us at our family's farm and make some down-on-the-farm memories. Weatherbury Farm is a great destination for the whole family.

During our farm experience weekends, on Saturdays and Sunday mornings, after enjoying the bountiful farm breakfast, served daily at 8:30 am, guests are invited to help with farm chores. The remainder of the day may be enjoyed exploring the farm or the countryside.

On days when traditional bed and breakfast is offered, a continental breakfast is served.  There are no chores but plenty of time to enjoy the ambience of the farm and see area attractions. no chores but plenty of time to enjoy the ambience of the farm and see area attractions.

There are many activities for the guest who wants to be busy, and those who so desire can be busy doing nothing at all. Guests may relax on the porch, picnic on the grounds, or enjoy the  swimming pool on a summer day (open memorial day to labor day).

Country gardens surround the farmhouse providing the perfect setting for relaxing or playing croquet on the lush green lawn.

The gorgeous sunsets and breathtakingly beautiful sunrises make a stay here truly a peaceful and relaxing experience. At the day's end, one can take in the dance of the fireflies from the porch swing.

Many families have fun watching (from a distance, of course) Farmer Dale & Farmer Nigel at work in the fields. Or sometimes (more often than we like), they may be working on keeping our farm equipment in good running order.  Some families like to get their hands dirty and help Marcy weed the garden! Some families  choose to also visit nearby attractions during their stay. Most families, however, enjoy the opportunity to kick back and relax on the farm and enjoy life in the slow lane.
 
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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Weatherbury Farm
1061 Sugar Run Road
Avella, Pennsylvania 15312

phone: (724) 587-3763

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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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