The months following the Flaming Acres Harvest Festival close the end of October have been filled with activity for Dion & myself. We had a lot of organizing and winterizing to do after the frenzied first season of having visitors to the farm. We also have spent a lot of time with friends and family during the holiday season and have hosted a few parties at our home. The slower pace of winter is a much needed time for reflection and renewal as we look forward to our second season of festivals at Flaming Acres in 2023. We hope to expand our hours of operation to include a spring opening for school & homeschool groups looking for a place to go for their end of the year field trips. We are building a playground and are in the process of putting together other fun farm activities for the kids to enjoy. We are targeting elementary students for our springtime opening. Schools & groups can go to the page on the website for more information about how to get signed up...More information will be rolling out in the next few weeks as we kick off the new year.
We plan to greatly expand the sunflower cutting season and hope to be ready for visitors the weekend of July 8th & 9th and will be open Saturdays & Sundays 8 am to 2 pm until September 17th! We have an early & late field of sunflowers planned as well as a lavender field and other complimentary flowers for adding that extra spice to bouquets. We also will have a new coffee bar and wonderful baked goodies as well as a lunch with soups, salads & sandwiches along with our famous Flaming Acres Grill hamburgers. We are adding walking paths and hope that visitors will return again & again to enjoy the farm.
The fall harvest season seems like it is so far into the future...BUT we have been making plans to improve things in so many areas! We will keep you posted about projects as new things are added. Enjoy the video I posted. It is bitter sweet to see everything dormant right now. Spring time will be here before we know it so we are taking full advantage of the longer nights to get a full supply of rest before spring beckons us outdoors once again. I am looking forward to getting the greenhouse plants going and garden beds prepared in the near future. Dion is working on building projects, reworking the irrigation system and so much more. We also have added some very fun animals to the farm. Two alpaca's and five yaks. We have the four pygmie goats, chickens and peacocks as well as Cooper the farm dog. We are looking forward to a wonderful 2023! Hopefully Flaming Acres Farm will be a place to add happiness and joy to your life as it does for Dion & myself. Have a great day! Sincerely, Debbie Flaming