Farm / Hamingja – Heritage Farm & Nature Preserve | Participating in Open Farm Days 2023
Farm Type: Hobby Farm with Heritage Livestock
Connecting With the Land – Past, Present, & Future
Experience Standing Stones, Viking Style Buildings & Ancient Livestock Breeds. Our farm showcases two of the world’s most ancient breeds of sheep – feral Soay & Icelandic sheep, plus Icelandic Chickens, Rouen Ducks, & Trout Pond.
Carding, spinning & felting of Soay sheep fleece, samples of Soay & Icelandic fleece plus other natural textiles will be displayed. With a focus on sustainability & rewilding with native plants, we also feature an old pioneer log home & antique farm implements.
Visitors can experience:
- Free farm self-guided tours. Maps are available at the gate.
- Guided Tours with the owners (11:00 am, 1:00 pm & 3:00 pm) are available for the whole family at $5/person (under 3 free) or $15 for a family of 3 or more.
Please book your tour at the gate. Guided Tours feature a tour through the hatching & recirculating aquaculture facility, feeding fish and ducks, Bee Kind and other activities.
- Vendors – Indigenous and other land-based artisans, Rewilding with Native Plants Consultant, Viking Rune Reading, and others will be on
- Food – available for sale while quantities last (cash only please):
– U-cook smokies/buns, water bottles, coffee, fruit pies with whip cream
- Taking advantage of “photo ops” by the Standing Stones of Hamingja, Eugenia Bridge or antique trucks; sit by the waters or wander and picnic among Viking -themed buildings, Viking tent, or the Longhouse Picnic Shelter.
Hosts: Janina Carlstad is a park naturalist as well as a shepherdess, teacher, musician, poet, and photographer. John Fletcher, shepherd, welder, and musician is the former owner/operator of Blueberry Springs Fish Hatchery and plans an upgrade to the recirc facility to hatch trout again. Beulah Phillpot brings a practiced eye to the farm scene and is an educator and accomplished textiles artisan with a keen interest in nature preservation and the humanities.
**Dogs are absolutely NOT allowed – Biosecurity measures are in place.
**Children MUST be supervised by an adult at all times.