Fun Friday: Zip Line Adventures

One of the great things about agriculture is that you get a chance to not only work hard, but to play hard too.  Enjoying what your own backyard has in store is one of the opportunities we always like to take.  Zip lining at HyWire Adventures gives crop scouting a whole new meaning and the view is really cool (especially upside down).  The 8 line zip line tour gives plenty of time to check out the fields, the Pembina Valley and to have a few friendly competitions on the racing zip line.  

Hope you enjoy the Go Pro footage we captured while zip lining - and maybe join us next year?

Grocery Store BINGO

Today's BINGO is for everyone!  Ag knowledge or not, we all eat and everything on this BINGO sheet was raised by a farmer!  

There are a lot of entries for the prizes, but keep them coming!!!!

To enter for a FarmFemmes kids/youth safety shirt:

1. Take a selfie that shows 1 adult +  1 <18 year old + your BINGO sheet (printed or electronic) 

2. Post it on Facebook or Instagram and tag @farmfemmes in your post

BONUS entries of 10x will be entered if you post on Facebook or Instagram one of these grocery items tag @farmfemmes and use #thankafarmer 

You can enter 1 time per day for the duration of the contest (March 19-April 2).  

We hope you've had fun with our BINGO sheets this on your road trips.  If you've liked them, we'd love to hear, if there are ideas it gave you for other ones let us know!  Comment below with your ideas & hope you enjoyed some fun ag connected road trips!

 

Dealership BINGO

Today's BINGO is a little harder - and might take your some work on Google maps to find dealerships with these different brands - or for that matter they might all be sitting in your shop!

AND the competition continues for these BINGO cards- and the PRIZES!!!!

To enter for a FarmFemmes kids/youth safety shirt:

1. Take a selfie that shows 1 adult +  1 <18 year old + your BINGO sheet (printed or electronic) 

2. Post it on Facebook or Instagram and tag @farmfemmes in your post

You can enter 1 time per day for the duration of the contest (March 19-April 2).  

BUT.... wait there is a NEW BONUS, we will put your name in for each selfie you post with you and a different friend or family member with your BINGO sheet and post on Facebook or Instagram and tag @farmfemmes in your post.  

(so if you have 2 sisters, take 1 photo with each holding the bingo sheet and you get entered 2 times)

(if you take your bingo sheet to your grandma's senior home, and get a selfie with 10 grandma's, we will enter you 10 times)

We will give away 5 shirts!

Semi Truck BINGO

Today's BINGO road trip board is all about semi trucks.  My boys are obsessed with trucks, brand, style, paint jobs, sleeper, chrome pipes you name it they comment on it.  So, here is a road trip BINGO board for those of you who have passengers equally semi-obsessed.  

AND the competition continues for these BINGO cards- and there will be PRIZES!!!!

To enter for a FarmFemmes kids/youth safety shirt:

1. Take a selfie that shows 1 adult +  1 <18 year old + your BINGO sheet (printed or electronic)

2. Post it on Facebook or Instagram and tag @farmfemmes in your post

You can enter 1 time per day for the duration of the contest (March 19-April 2).  

BUT.... wait there is a BONUS, we will put your name in 10x if you take a photo of EACH item that got you to BINGO in a ADDITIONAL post on Facebook or Instagram and tag @farmfemmes in your post.  

We will give away 5 shirts!

Ag Road Trip BINGO

The month of March typically involves either spring break travel or Easter travel, which got us to thinking, how can we make the upcoming road trips more ag related?

So, we came up with a BINGO board for each day this week!  

AND because everything is more fun when it's a competition - there will be PRIZES!!!!

To enter for a FarmFemmes kids/youth safety shirt:

1. Take a selfie that shows 1 adult +  1 <18 year old + your BINGO sheet (printed or electronic)

2. Post it on Facebook or Instagram and tag @farmfemmes in your post

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You can enter 1 time per day for the duration of the contest (March 19-April 2).  

BUT.... wait there is a BONUS, we will put your name in 10x if you take a photo of EACH item that got you to BINGO in a ADDITIONAL post on Facebook or Instagram and tag @farmfemmes in your post.  

We will give away 5 shirts!

Apple Farm: Diversified Family Businesses

I feel like this blog post was meant to be, maybe because I love hard cider and so any accidental happening upon amazing cider makes me happy!  On my trip home from Texas last week, I picked up the modern farmer magazine.  I have followed modern farmer on Instagram but this was the first time I saw an issue in an airport.

On page 42, probably about over Oklahoma I was reading about how to grow cider apples - and thinking that a hard cider sounded pretty good right about then!  I knew the kids were off of school the next day, and so I thought a trip to an apple orchard was in order (I promise I did not know they had hard cider before I went!).  So we headed to Aamodt’s Apple Farm which was absolutely the BEST agri-tourism I have done.  

I was so impressed with their 50 acre, 6000 tree farm not just because it’s fall and a beautiful time to spend outside with kids, but also to see how diversified it had become as a 4th generation farm.  Not only was it an apple orchard, it is home to St. Croix vineyards, Thor’s hard cider and an impressive range of apple products.

As my own family is in it’s 3rd generation of farming, and hopefully with a 4th generation growing more interested every day, it’s great to see how diversification and unique strengths has led to such a sustainable business model.  While I was just excited about a cider, I left more excited about what farming can look like across generations.  Cheers to that @thorshardcider!

 

ps. If you have any ideas of other unique farming operations I should visit, comment below or send me an e-mail at karen@farmfemmes.com.