Gale Woods Farm Outing

Honestly, I’d be doing a disservice to parents and families everywhere if I didn’t share the splendor I stumbled upon this morning. Gale Woods Farm in Minnetrista, MN! We had a little play date planned to visit the farm and explore. It’s a whopping 5 minutes from my house. I’m sure you’re wondering… yes, we were 15 minutes late. No coffee in hand. #dying. We lucked out big time when we arrived to “Fall on the Farm” day! It gave me the boost I needed without the caffeine for once 😜 

I had visited Gale Woods Farm for weddings before. Today was the first day we were really going to dig into all they have to offer. Fall on the Farm was the perfect way to see it all. 

From making fresh carrot fritters and apple cider we moved on to seeing baby chicks and chickens and the barn yard dog, Delilah. 

Next up was the cows. How cute is this interactive demonstration of milking a cow?! The industrial milk pump was giving me flashbacks of my simple “Medela in style”. Solidarity mama cow, Clover. 👊🏼 

Off to the giant Sheep pasture! Peach (2.5) ran way ahead of me. Zero fear. She’s a Minnesotan girl through and through. The pasture overlooks Whaletail Lake. Fishing dock available. Perfect for a quiet date adventure if you’re fortunate to get a little kid free time. 

The only rule was “don’t chase the sheep.” Easier said than done… I would add- keep and eye for a cow pie!

Off to the garden! 🥕 

Here we got to dig in the soil, pick and taste fresh raspberries and sample some newly harvested carrots. Shockingly, my 2 yr old loves carrots so she even snuck a second sample. 

Next we learned all about bees and beekeepers. You can even try on the hat and gloves!

“Fall on the Farm” day cost $7/ person. Children 2 and under are free. 

There were more activities we didn’t partake in such as, make your own sheep wool bracelets (from Gale Woods sheep), nature walks, hay bale play ground, farm store with gifts, books, produce and more. You can ride your bike there from the Dakota Trail. Big Stone Mini Golf course neighbors the farm. 

I’m a sucker for giant pumpkins so I had to get a pic. Also, my outfit was cute. 

I HIGHLY recommend a visit here with the kids! Worth the drive if you’re not local. Check their website here for upcoming events and information. 

Have you been to Gale Woods Farm before? Let me know what you think! 

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29 year old mother of 2. Living in Minnesota, USA. Finding the beauty in the everyday chaos.

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