Loading

71°F

68°F

74°F

71°F

71°F

71°F

74°F

72°F

72°F

71°F

72°F

74°F
Search
NEWS STORIES

Kids learn how a farm works Submitted: 10/06/2013
Story By Shardaa Gray


Photos By Shardaa Gray

MERRILL - Most kids know about farms.

But some don't know how farms used to work.

That's why a farm opens it's door to the public every year.

Grandpa's Farm is a real working farm.

Kids and their parents had the chance to milk a cow, hit fake deer with an apple and enjoy a puppet show.

The owner of Grandpa's farm started this four years ago so kids can get an understanding of how a farm works.

"My wife and I feel that it used to be everybody had a grandpa, uncle or somebody in the rural area on a farm. That's just not the case anymore," said Grandpa's Farm owner, Jim Severt.

"So we wanted to have a place where children and families can come and experience that for a day. Learn where their food comes from, but have a good time too."

When the kids leave, the owner wants them to understand where their food comes from.

"Less than one percent of the population in this country are now feeding the entire population," said Severt.

"I think unfortunately the children do think the milk comes from the grocery store and they don't see beyond that. I'd like them to appreciate the farmers."

Grandpa's Farm will be open next Saturday and Sunday.

They're only open the first two weeks of October.

Text Size: + Increase | Decrease -
Print Story | Email Story
Sponsored in part by HodagSports.com





 IN OTHER NEWS

RHINELANDER - The number of firework related injuries increases in the 30 days surrounding the fourth of July.

A study by the Consumer Product Safety Commission says more than 200 people nationwide go to emergency rooms every day with these injuries around this time.

+ Read More

MADISON - Aides to Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker say the Republican is entering the crowded Republican race for president.

They say Walkers plans to launch his long-expected run by filing the necessary paperwork Thursday. Walker's official kickoff is expected July 13 in Waukesha, Wisconsin.

The aides spoke on condition of anonymity because they weren't authorized to publicly discuss the launch ahead of the filing.

The 47-year-old Walker is in his second term as governor. He won a recall election in 2012 after angering union members by signing a law curtailing their collective bargaining rights.

Before jumping into the 2016 race, Walker had been waiting for state lawmakers to finish work on a new budget. But with progress in the Wisconsin Legislature stalled, Walker is moving ahead with his campaign.

(Copyright 2015 Associated Press - All Rights Reserved)

+ Read More

NORTHWOODS - Our nation celebrates its independence in three days. People in the Northwoods are planning how they want to view fireworks. Will they buy their own, or will they see a community show?

Peter Anderson has been a fireworks organizer for the city of Eagle River for several years.

"We've been doing it for a long time," he said. "We hire a fireworks company to come in and do it every year for us. It's just kind of a tradition to celebrate the 4th of July."

Many communities in the Northwoods put on firework displays. And those displays can cost quite a bit of money.

"Right around $9000 is what we spend in Eagle River," said Anderson. "It all goes right towards the fireworks. Everything else is volunteer; we get the land donated to us, we get everybody's time donated to us, and all of the money goes directly towards the fireworks."

Anderson says a big reason his community does a display is so people can celebrate on the fourth safely.

"I'm on the fire department; that's one of the reasons why I got involved with it was to have a nice big community firework display so that people don't have to do their own displays," said Anderson.

+ Read More

Play Video

LINCOLN COUNTY - A mother and her son will need to look for a temporary home.

A fire destroyed part of their home early Wednesday morning near Heafford Junction in Lincoln County. They weren't hurt.

+ Read More

MADISON - Gov. Scott Walker has signed a bill to end Wisconsin's classroom SAGE program.

+ Read More

Play Video

MADISON - Republican lawmakers announced Wednesday that a new Milwaukee Bucks arena and prevailing wage proposal would be removed from the state budget.

+ Read More

Play Video

MERRILL - You can get a free cab ride when you've had too much to drink at many Northwoods bars.

It's part of the SafeRide Home Program, funded mainly by the tavern league.

About 150 people use the SafeRide Home program every month in Lincoln County.

The program's success could be one reason it will get less money from state grants.

+ Read More
+ More General News
Search: 




Click Here