Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Have A Unique Thankgiving Experience @ Friendly Haven Rise Farm

I am personally acquainted with the Freeman's and I GUARANTEE you will have the time of your life if you choose to spend the Thanksgiving holiday with them at their farm. And only $500 for the's a freakin' bargain. Give Joseph or Jackie a call and book your seat at their table before they're all gone.

Here's the deal straight from the turkey's mouth:

Thanksgiving at the Farm: for 2 to 8 people

Holidays are times of great family traditions. We invite people who are friendly and interesting to spend Thanksgiving, Christmas or New Years with us on our biodynamic farm. The harvest is in, the gardens have been put to bed for the winter and the fruit, meat and vegetables have been preserved, dried, canned and frozen for the coming seasons. Now we're settling in to our roomy farmhouse to share our joy and knowledge with good people: Farm skills like milking a cow, tending chickens, making cider, learning about bees, and cooking up great meals made with healthy, organic ingredients.

The first offering is for Thanksgiving. You're invited to arrive Wednesday evening in time to bake a few pies with us. Thursday we'll dig potatoes, make fresh butter, cook turkey and the fixings and eat, eat, eat. You're welcome to create your own family favorite for the meal, too.

Friday we'll introduce you to our cows and you can try your hand at milking, play with the baby calves, collect eggs, make eggnog and yogurt, take a hike to the waterfall. Bring a favorite game for evening.

Saturday we'll teach you all about bees, honey skin care, bake some rustic tarts, chop firewood if you feel so inclined, and participate in talent night that evening. Bring a poem to read, art to show, song to sing, dance for/with us or just watch and applaud. Sunday is the classic "day of rest." Sleep in and lounge about or help out with our daily farm chores.

Sound like fun? We've got four bedrooms in the farmhouse so we have room for up to four couples (preferred) or singles who want to share a room. You can be all eight together or you can come on your own. A farm with a houseful of goodhearted people is a happy farm. We'll also offer this for up to eight people for the four-day weekends around Christmas and New Years. No pets (we have PLENTY of animals). This is family style so expect to make your own bed and help with dishes. Still, our intent is that this time be relaxed for all and full of laughter.

Cost is $500 per person from Wednesday night to Sunday afternoon and food is included. We ask that you pay half when we reserve your spot and then pay the other half when you get here.

If you'd like to see more of our farm, visit (lots of pictures) or see what we're up to on our blog

Our experience tells us we get along best with easy-going people who are interested in good health and have a well developed sense of humor. If you're like that and wish you had a farm to go home to for the holidays, pop us over an email at or call us at 360-687-8384


Jacqueline & Joseph Freeman
Friendly Haven Rise Farm

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