Monthly Archives: September 2013

The 2nd Annual Farm Festival: Haedalia!

Hooray!  The time has come for our fall farm festival, the Haedalia!

We’re busily preparing to welcome you, and what will you find when you arrive? Cheerful farmers and our friends just waiting to share with you the beauty and delights of the farm and the happy, adventuresome possibilities that our non-profit, Omnia Humanitas, encourages in us all.


 TOURS … There will be tours of the fields, greenhouse, goat paddock, and “Chickentopia”. You can feed the goats ivy and carrot peelings, and grapes and grass to the chickens.

DISPLAYS … There will be a display of the “tools of our trade”,  a slide show about the history of and differences between organic and sustainable agriculture, a music grove with instruments to explore, and a lady of the nobility in Renaissance dress.

DEMONSTRATIONS … There will  be demonstrations of  how to make a soil block, the use of a flame weeder, wheel hoe, and seeder, drop spindle spinning, pottery made on a potter’s wheel, and metal working on a primitive forge.

 FOR THE CHILDREN … The children can enjoy games from the olden days, have their faces painted, take part in a retelling of the tale of Chicken Little and a make-it-ourselves fairy tale , and find their way along what one of our little friends calls, “The Secret Path” (It’s really a tiny bit of deer path we like to traverse!)


BUILD BENCHES & GUARD GOATS …  This year you can help us decide at which lovely vista points around the farm we should place benches and through your generosity gather the funds to bring home to the farm two goat guardians AKA donkeys!

SILENT AUCTION & RAFFLE … We’ll show you our other plans for the future and listen to your suggestions as well, because, after all, we want you to think of this as your farm too. To bring our future plans to life and to help support your farm and our work, we’ll have a silent auction and raffle.

TASTY TREATS …  We will also have a variety of delectable treats, tea, hot chocolate, and Italian sodas available for purchase.  Water is always provided free of charge.

 MAPS & SCHEDULES …  A map of the farm and a schedule of events will be provided at the information table at the barn. Tours and demonstrations will be scheduled throughout the day and repeated either once or twice. The children’s activities will be available throughout the day. The silent auction and raffle winners will be announced at 6:00 PM, and you do not need to be present to win.

Join us on  Saturday, 28 September 2013,  between 10:00 AM and dusk and enjoy the beauty of our farm FREE OF CHARGE.  We’re so looking forward to your visit, introducing ourselves, and getting to know you.  Welcome to the Kranz Hill Farm!

The Kranz Hill Farm, 616 New London Road, Newark, DE, 19711 USA