Farm Chore Days

Farm Chore Days are over for the Fall season…stay tuned here, or subscribe to our mailing list for updates on our Spring schedule.

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To attend Farm Chores….You must pre-register, but there is no need to pay ahead….just attend the weeks that you can, and pay as you go.

We’ll need to have a general idea of how many children may be attending. Please email us by Thursdays to let us know if plan on attending on Friday.  It is more fun for everyone when we have jobs for all of the kids. 🙂

To register:

Click on the registration form, print, fill out, and mail to Soulshine Farm, 54 Park Ave., Randolph, NJ 07869

Registration Form Important Drop-Off/Pick-Up Info
08 08 19_0788_edited-1 This year we will be holding “farm chore days” for children after school.  Miss Julie and “Farmer Brad” will be at the farm ready to help the children learn various chores tending to the animals and garden,  and will work on a variety of projects.  Each day we will present a job and provide the tools and materials to work with the children to help them problem solve, break down the jobs into tasks, and determine who will be responsible for each task – and then off we’ll go to work.  We will educate and then encouraged them to do much of the planning, and then we’ll step back and give direction only when needed.  Of course, safety will be our priority.
SSF Museum Day March7 100 Each day we’ll begin with 20-30 minutes of basic chores, collecting eggs, getting hay and water to the animals, doing routine animal health checks, and checking fences and gates to see if any new “jobs” are necessary.  Then we’ll be completing new projects depending on the weather and time of year.  Here is what is planned so far…we have some work for winter: we need to plant annual Rye grass seed, need a plan for making sure the rams don’t escape to the ewes pen (last year the ram broke down three doors!)  We have a hen house door that needs to be completely rebuilt, a bridge that needs to be dismantled, and we need some strategies for foiling a raccoon pest.  The list goes on…
Farm Camp June24 2010 110 Farm chore days are designed as a “drop off” program for children 4-12 years old, but parents are always welcome to stay and enjoy the time with us and their children. Children younger than 4 years old may attend with parents.If your child(ren) will be attending any farm chores days, please email Julie for a registration form at jswenson@soulshinefarm.com. It helps us to get to know your child, prior to their visit to the farm. Once registered, there is no commitment to attend weekly…just come when you can.  We do not have you pay in advance for this program, but instead pay only for the days you attend. Cost is $5 / child.
DSC00348_edited-2 I will email anyone who is registered if there is a cancellation due to extreme weather or emergency.  Typically we hold the work session rain or shine, but if there is a torrential rains, extreme cold, or dangerous driving conditions we will cancel. We do not hold Farm Chore sessions on days that Randolph schools are closed for holidays, vacations, weather, or early dismissal.