There are a lot of activities to keep you busy on the Farm. Horseback riding, relaxing by the pool, hiking trails, games under the recreation pavilion, boating on the river.
Horseback riding begins after breakfast every morning, weather permitting. We start with corral rides for children under 9 and follow with trail rides for children 9 & older and adults.
Sundays: Orientation hike; evening Ice Cream Social
Mondays: Paddleboating & Fishing on Greenfield Lake
Tuesdays: Pontoon boat rides on the Illinois River; an evening wildlife and ecology hike with a naturalist
Wednesdays: Trip to Raging Rivers Waterpark, dinner at the farm at 6:00 p.m.& an evening of Country music with a guitarist
Thursdays: Motorboating on the Illinois River, evening Bonfire
Fridays: Group canoe trip from Michael Island to Godar Diamond State park, evening Tractor rides
Saturday: Noon cookout, Pontoon boat rides and Fishing trip, evening Hayride
Every afternoon or early evening we do a chore run where we feed the animals and gather the eggs
Swimming, Whirlpool Hot tub, Recreation Room with ping pong, billiards, foosball, large chalkboard, blocks & toys, Playhouse, Basketball hoop, hammocks, barn & haymow, Rocking chairs on deck, hiking/exploring, visit our cave, volleyball, badmitton, help gather garden produce, dig potatoes, play with kittens, cats & dogs, lawn games, little wagon rides, watch fabulous sunsets, chase fireflies, stargazing-ideal, read a novel, nap, rope swing, build tunnels with straw in the barn, catch a frog, play cards, softball, toss a football, frisbee, board games….
Hunt morel mushrooms, see large variety of wildflowers, see sheep shearing, see baby calves, lambs, pick strawberries, raspberries, blackberries, peaches, summer/ fall apples, pumpkins, squash, indian corn….
County Fairs, Parades, Fireworks, Rodeos, Old Settler’s Days, Greene County Days, antique shops, Patterson Country music show, limestone houses, historic buildings….
Hannibal, MO-Mark Twain’s Cave, Mansion
Springfield, IL- Lincoln’s home, Lincoln’s Tomb, State Capitol, Old State Capitol, New Salem State Park
Alton, IL- antique shops, Wadlow statue, Lincoln/Douglas site, Alton Belle Casino
Grafton, IL- parasailing
St. Louis, MO- Arch, ballpark, Grant’s Farm, Muny opera, Science center, Magic House etc.