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Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Ross Farm - Friday October 26th

Open invitation to all,

Come and join other homes choolers at Ross Farm Museum on Friday October 26, 2012 for a fun-filled day where history, farming and outdoor enjoyment meet all at once. We have the opportunity to gather as a home school group and take advantage of the hands-on program they offer.  

The available hands-on activities are as follow:

  • Wood Working (Gr.2 and up)

  • Candle Making (Gr.2 and up)

  • Open Heart Cooking (Gr.2 and up)

  • Wool Processing (Gr. 2 and up)

  • Blacksmithing (Gr.3 and up)

  • Farm Animals (Primary and up)

  • School House (Primary and up)

You may choose to attend up to two hands-on of your choice that day; one in the morning starting at 10:00am and the other in the afternoon after lunch. The cost for the hands-on is 3$/child for one and 5$/child if you choose to participate in both hands-on. Wagon rides are available at 0.50$ extra per person. The fee for accompanying parents is 5$ each. 

The Ross Farm website may help you decide which activity you would like to participate in.

For those of you parents who have a teen or two which are soon ready to enter the work force or already have; a session has been arranged (at no extra cost) with the farm manager to take a few moments and discuss with our teens. The subject at hand will be interviews taking, proper work ethics, employer/employee relationship and more. A time for question and answer will follow. I believe this will be a great asset for our teens as they try to navigate the working world. (Time for this will be specified upon arrival on October 26, most likely it will begin before lunch)

Participants should plan to arrive at Ross Farm at 9:30 am. At this time the fee for the activities will be gathered from each family; please bring the exact amount to facilitate the process. Hands-on will start promptly 10:00 am.

Bring comfortable and proper foot wear for the weather. If rain is in the forecast we will still go ahead as the hands-on are all indoor activities (except for Farm Animals hands-on where the children are taken outside to feed some of the animals).

Each hands-on has limited amount of spaces (10-12 each) so please contact me with your desired choice of activity as soon as possible by phone or e-mail. 
The deadline to register is October 19, 2012.

Cathy Hamel
Phone # 466-2450
Email address:

Would you have any further questions it will be my pleasure to answer them.

Our family has spent many wonderful days at the Ross Farm Museum and I trust this will be another one.

  I hope to see you there,

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