Heatherhope Farm will be one of a dozen farms welcoming the public as part of the very first DeKalb County Farm Stroll, sponsored by the University of Illinois Extension. The stroll is Sunday, July 19, 2015, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Heatherhope will offer talks and walks about the farm to show off the North Country Cheviot flock here, along with our two livestock guardian dogs and our team of Border Collie sheep herding dogs. We will do herding demonstrations with the dogs at 11:30 a.m. and 1:00, 2:30 and 4:00 p.m. We will provide snacks and beverages for a free-will offering and invite visitors to bring their own lunches if they wish. We will also provide an outdoor portable toilet.
Further information about the entire event, which includes eleven other very diverse farms that provide local foods and education about agriculture can be found at facebook.com/dekalbcofarmstroll, or by phone at the Extension office, 815-758-8194.
Participants in the “Stroll” will travel at their own pace to visit as many of the farms as they wish. Let’s pray for good weather!