Farmstay U.S. Blog

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Snow Day!

red barn in snow

Red barn in the snow; by janylee at morguefile

You may not know that the Farm Stay U.S. HQ farm is located in the pacific northwest, in a part of Oregon that is generally pretty mild, weather-wise. We get a lot of rain (the farm stay host here says spring is lambing season, and fall/winter is mud season), but only occasional snow.

Like right now!

Bandita in the snow

Bandita; by Kate Rivera

Not even enough to hide all the grass underneath.

Of course, farmers still have a job to do, even in the coldest, snowiest weather. Water troughs freeze, livestock needs to be fed, fencing may need repair, branches may have come down and need clearing... but that doesn't mean a FUN farm vacation in the winter time is out of the question!

We headed to our search page and came up with a few ideas for your cold-weather getaway. Click each link to see which farms and ranches can be "home base" for some snowy adventures:

1. Ice Skating

2. Dog Sledding

3. Maple Sugaring

4. Snowmobiling and Snowshoeing

5. X-Country Skiing

snow chores

P.S. Maybe you'd rather go to Hawaii or Southern California and just forget about the snow!

Since I'm in a wintery mood and would love nothing more than snow for Christmas (which probably won't happen), I'm daydreaming a little here.

Day 3 - Snowshoeing, Snowmobiling, and Skiing


This is different from day eight's sleigh rides because... hmmm, because... because I'm making this up as I go along! Anyway, these are get-up-and-get-moving activities, perfect for working off some of that extra helping of sweet potatoes.

Some farms have lots of land, and you might be able to step right out the door and start snowshoeing. Others are very near popular destinations and make a great place to stay overnight and call home-base to your snowy explorations.

The gift of a winter wonderland!