Note: This post was originally published February 5, 2021 at MariMelby.com.
My first time at Gale Woods Farm was in March of 2019 on a freezing cold, March day. We saw the new piglets, brushed the Great Pyrenees dogs, and helped tap the trees for maple syrup.
Since that day, we have returned many times on our own and as part of educational offerings at the farm. We have baked pumpkin muffins, made apple cider, fed popcorn to turkeys, apples to cows and veggies to pigs. We have run over and around hay bales, picnicked in the fields, ridden our bikes on the gravel road, hiked with Spud the cat as our companion, and given the dogs many, many hugs and pats. We mourned the loss of Delilah the Great Pyrenees and cannot wait to meet the new pup, Ursa.
Gale Woods has been one of the few places we have felt safe venturing out to during the pandemic. The farm’s amazing meat and produce made our isolated holiday celebrations still feel special. Most recently, we have been taking an online class about wool that makes us still feel connected to the farm when it feels too cold to venture out there in person. Gale Woods Farm has been such a special part of my children’s childhood, and so for that, I say thank you and we love you, Gale Woods Farm! Happy Valentine’s Day!
The Melby Family
About the Author
Mari Melby is a freelance writer and editor based in Minneapolis, Minnesota. She is a parent, an avid reader, a dog lover and an outdoor adventurer. Learn more about Mari on her blog at MariMelby.com.
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