Hello again! We have some really fun events coming up on and off the farm! I want to share them with all of you! We are excited about filling up the 2015 calendar with fun activities, classes, workshops, dinners and all sorts of events. If you have any suggestions, please feel free to share!
First, we’re delighted to have Jim Ozier, Georgia’s very own Eagle Coordinator, with us on January 31st. He will teach us all about the many Bald Eagles we have on the farm. They have been so much fun to watch throughout the year. We’ve had tons of people drive by the farm and stop to take pictures of these beautiful creatures! Honestly, I’ve never been into bird watching, I thought it was something that “those old people do,” but after moving to the farm and watching these Bald Eagles each day, I’m now a huge fan! This event will be a full day on the farm! It’ll include a farm tour, the presentation by the Jim Ozier, lunch and a walk in the pastures to see the birds in their natural habitat.
Next, we are going to our very first CrossFit event! We will be a vendor at the “Battle of the Boxes” at CrossFit Sacrifice in Columbus, GA. I’m so excited to be a part of this and love that these super fit, athletic, health conscious people are our customers…or will be after I tell them about the wonderful things we do here at White Oak Pastures! This will take place on Saturday, February 7, 2015. I believe it’s an all day event! If you’re in the area, come play with us!
What about a Valentine’s Dinner on the farm? Yes, please! This is, of course, on February 14th. A four-course meal that will include: appetizer, salad, entrée, dessert and a glass of champagne. Chad, the guy that does all of the amazing decorations at the Pavilion, will surely have it looking like a sweet little love nest! Maybe we’ll have a photo booth, too! Fingers crossed!
Now, March 14th is certainly a date to remember! It’s our First Annual Hooves & Horns Ruff Run! This is a 5k with 10 -12 obstacles, similar to all of the other muddy runs you guys have been participating in, but this one just so happens to take place on the largest Certified Organic Farm in Georgia! I am super pumped! We will have the race, live music, lunch and lots of fun! We are encouraging people to bring coolers and tents! Let’s be real honest here, I’m not a runner, but I will most certainly participate in this race! The carpenters are working hard to put the obstacles together and plan the course, the Farm Events Manager has worked hard to secure a great band and get the word out, and everyone else at the farm is just sitting around twirling our thumbs waiting for the go-ahead to test out the obstacles! We hope to have a great turn out so we can start planning for Ruff Run 2016!
There are plenty of other classes we plan to offer this year, but I’ll update you guys when I have more detailed information! You can also stay updated on our Facebook page!