Open Sundays this Spring!
GRF will be open to the public Sundays in the Spring of 2015. Come visit all of your favorite animals and see how they have changed since the fall! We are expecting new baby lambs this spring! We will have baby ducks and geese, goat kids and chicks. Gemstone mining, pony rides and hay rides […]
Private Party Functions
Do you need someplace to hold your company picnic? Maybe you are in charge of planning the family reunion this year? How about a Scout leader looking for a place to get your next badge and have fun doing it? Is your son or daughter wild about animals and having a birthday soon? Look no […]
Rock River Mining Co.
The Rock River Mining Company is a Hands-On Experience Panning for Gemstones and Fossils. Running a sluice box is a popular method of prospecting for gold, minerals and gemstones. With relatively little equipment to pack, a prospector can move a lot of material and develop a good amount of concentrates in a day. Sluices also […]
Animal of the Month
Sheldon loves people! He is our grey chinchilla. This is the most common color of chinchilla, however they also come in ebony, black velvet, beige, brown velvet, white, and even violet! Sometimes when you cross breed the different colors you can get what they call a mosaic, this is when you have a couple shades […]
Comments from some of our visitors…
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The Kindergarden Staff, Prospect Elementary
We want to thank you for a wonderful day at your farm on October 17th. Even though we got soaked in the morning, we thoroughly enjoyed the whole day. We are looking forward to coming back next year.
Mount Calvary Lutheran Preschool, Sandy Sebald
I just wanted to let you know how much we enjoyed our trip today. The whole experience was great. I especially want to thank Ginger for her outstanding job with my preschoolers. She really knew how to reach them at their level. I have been on many trips where that is not the case, so I really appreciate someone who engages the children. Thanks for all your help while planning our trip. I will certainly be back again.
As always, the trip we took on Friday, October 21, to your farm was exceptional. The people were so friendly, patient, and courteous. Although it has been several weeks since our trip, the kids are still talking about what a great time they had and how much they learned. Your farm is at the top of my field trip list, and I continue to share your program with my colleagues and friends. Thank you for your contribution to our learning.
Sarah Michelle, Teacher
The first and second graders at Christ the Lord in Brookfield thank you for a wonderful day at the farm. I liked that the trip was well organized and that the kids learned while having fun.
Laura Patterson, Our Redeemer Lutheran School
On behalf of my first grade class and the chaperones that accompanied us on our trip on Friday, I would like to thank you for a wonderful time! My class is still talking about the many experiences they had at your farm. The parents expressed to me that it was by far the best educational, hands-on field trip any of them had ever attended. I had been on many trips as a teacher and I have to agree with them. Thank you so much for a fantastic experience. We hope to see you all again.
We LOVE our trip to the farm! Mrs. Schilling always has the farm in tiptop shape, and our guides are always amazing. Last year, Doug followed us for almost our entire tour! The kids made a friend they talked about and prayed for all year! So cool! Nowhere else could my students have an experience like the one you provide. Thank you!