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Sunday, April 13, 2008

Feed the pigs pay me money

On our honeymoon to New Zealand we had the option of staying on a family farm for a couple nights to learn how they shear the sheep and tend the animals and learn a little about their culture. Since I grew up on a farm in Nebraska, we passed, but I’ve always regretted the hotel option we chose. Since then, I have seen several instances of “agritourism” in the states. What a concept for the farm owner – people stay with you and pay to do your chores! And in the meantime, kids and adults learn the life of the farm, the peace and serenity of living removed from the buzz of the city. Seems to me like a much better experience than staying in a hotel room. The state of Oklahoma is onto this, they have a website with 400 places offering the experience.