Winter On The Farm

Saturday, December 4, 2021
10:00am-2:00pm

Blacksmith Demo with FOB Member Peter in the Sugar Shack. Children’s Games in the grassy area near the chicken Coop. Brooksvale’s Animals Prepare for Winter at the FOB Animal Barn with the help of park staff. Make a Snowman Scarf at garden, using animal fleece prints with FOB member Debbie for kids ages 5-11 in the Brooksvale Garden, while supplies last. Handmade masks available for a $2 donation. Nature crafts outside the Historic Barn with FOB member Shari, while supplies last. Animals in Winter with park intern Josh at the Nature Center in the lower level of the Veterans’ Memorial Building. Hot Cocoa served by FOB President Gail in the Veterans’ Memorial Building. Handmade Bows to decorate your wreath, door or mailbox for a $5 donation see FOB members Judy & Kathleen in the Veterans’ Memorial Building.

The following events are at specific times and are only offered then. Meet at the main kiosk in front of the big red barn.

10:00 – Tales from the Woods with FOB Member “Tanta” Kirsten – Story & Nature Walk geared to younger children.

10:30 – Guided Bird Walk led by FOB Member and avid birder Alan geared to older children and adults.

11:00 – Trail Hike led by FOB Member Steve geared to older children and adults.

11:30 – Tales from the Woods with FOB Member “Tanta” Kirsten – Story & Nature Walk geared to younger children,

Dress for the weather. If it’s cold, wear your woolies, if there has been recent rain or snow, trails can be mucky and slippery, wear your boots.

Rain or Snow will cancel. If you’re unsure, check the FOB Facebook page, brooksvale.org or call the park office 203-287-2669.

This event is presented by Hamden’s Department of Recreation with the generous support of the Friends of Brooksvale Park, Inc.

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More added to Winter on the Farm

Kids ages 5-11 can head to the festively decorated Brooksvale Garden where FOB Member Debbie will help you make a Snowman Scarf. She also makes great masks which can be yours for a $2 donation.

The other crafts will be near the historic barn. Location will be determined on that day to be sure you’re out of the wind and hopefully in the sunshine

Check previous posts, the FOB facebook page or Hamden Patch calendar as details develop.

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Winter on the Farm Update

Throughout the day…throughout the park. Well actually from 10-2.

Blacksmith Demo by Pete at the Sugar Shack

Children’s Games in the grassy area near the chicken Coop

Pinecone Bird Feeder craft (and others) outside the upper level of the Historic Barn
(while supplies last) with FOB member Shari

Brooksvale’s Animals Prepare for Winter at the FOB Animal Barn with the help of park staff

Animals in Winter with intern Josh at the Nature Center in the lower level of the Veterans’ Memorial Building

Hot Cocoa served by FOB President Gail in the Veterans’ Memorial Building

Handmade Bows to decorate your wreath, door or mailbox for a $5 donation see FOB members Judy & Kathleen in the Veterans’ Memorial Building

Timed Events

The events below are at specific times and are only offered then. If you’re interested in one meet at the main kiosk in front of the big red barn.

10:00 – Tales from the Woods with Tanta Kirsten – Story & Nature Walk geared to younger children.

10:30 – Guided Bird Walk led by FOB Member and avid birder Alan Malina geared to older children and adults.

11:00 – Trail Hike led by FOB Member Steve Updegrove geared to older children and adults.

11:30 – Tales from the Woods with Tanta Kirsten – Story and Nature Walk geared to younger children.

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