Note: Due to the expected rain, the picnic portion of the Grazing Days Open House has been cancelled, but the Farm Tour is a go for 2:00pm. Bring your Boots!
On Saturday 22nd September 2012, Grazing Days will be hosting our 3rd Annual Picnic and Farm Tour at our farm in Manotick Station. This is a family friendly event and is open to anyone who is interested in participating. If there are people who you have wanted to introduce to Grazing Days, this is the perfect opportunity to invite them along. If you are intending to come out, please RSVP here.
Directions: Grazing Days is located on the Northwest corner of Mitch Owens Road and Bowesville Road. We will meet at the gate on Bowesville, about 250m North of Mitch Owens Road. Please follow this link here to get directions from where you are: https://maps.google.ca/maps?daddr=Picnic+Parking+%4045.26200098764938,-75.61730325222015&hl=en&sll=45.262488,-75.617507&sspn=0.001699,0.003819&t=h&mra=mift&z=18
We have some fun things planned for the Saturday afternoon. Please feel free to participate in as much or as little as you would like. This open house is child friendly, although some of the activities are more child friendly than others (the pasture walk is on uneven terrain).
13:00 Picnic in the Field – (Please park here on Bowesville Road)
We’ll start the afternoon off with a delicious potluck picnic in the pasture and a chance to socialize and meet some of the other people who are supporters of and participants in the Grazing Days experience.
Please Bring: Food dish to share with others (*note there is no electricity at the farm), something to sit on, plate, cutlery and a cup.
14:00 Farm Tour and Pasture Walk – (Please park here on Bowesville Road)
After we finish up the picnic in the field, we will take a walking tour of the Grazing Days pastures. You will get a chance to see how the cattle get moved to fresh grass every day and learn how this intensive rotational grazing helped Grazing Days weather the Ottawa drought this June and July. You will also get a chance to ask any questions you may have. The tour will most likely be over at around 3:30pm, but please feel free to stick around afterwards to look around some more or to chit-chat.
Please Bring: Rain gear, something warm to wear, Sun screen, Something to cover up against insect bites, a camera, and comfortable shoes or rubber boots that you don’t mind getting dirty or wet.
We look forward to hosting you on the farm!