Feb. 22-26—WOODSTOCK—Billings Farm & Museum’s Sleigh Ride Weeks continue daily through Sunday, Feb. 26, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., featuring horse-drawn sleigh rides, tours of the dairy farm and farmhouse, and a variety of family-centered activities each day.
Climb aboard the Billings Farm sleigh for a ride through the frosty farm fields. In commemoration of President’s Day, sample favorite cookies of the presidents, including James Buchanan’s apees, Teddy Roosevelt’s sand tarts, and Abraham Lincoln’s fruit cookies. Hands–on activities will include making presidential silhouettes and presidential trivia and snowflakes.
In the barns, discover Vermont dairying—past and present—and learn about the development of the Billings Farm, still considered one of the best Jersey farms in America. The horse barn, calf nursery, milk room, cow barn, and sheep barn are stops along the self-guided tour. Up-close programs with the livestock will be offered including “An Introduction to Milking” and “Milking the Herd” programs at 3:15 p.m. each day.
The restored and furnished 1890 farm house will be open for touring, featuring the farm office, family living quarters, creamery, and ice house.
Admission includes sleigh or wagon rides, weather-permitting, the farm, farm house, and activities, plus “A Place in the Land,” an Academy Award nominee film.
The Billings Farm & Museum is located one-half mile north of the Woodstock village green on Vt. Route 12. For more information call 802-457-2355.
Photo courtesy of BFM staff
Guests take a horse-drawn sleigh ride through the snowy fields at Billings Farm.