Wright’s Dairy Farm has been around for 100 years and they know milk. They also know what kids love. Animals, pastries, stuffed animals and holiday themed decorations will make getting your next gallon of milk an adventure for the entire family.
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Celebrate the season with a step back in time during a visit to one of Rhode Island’s unique, historic places this year. More than a dozen participants in the Rhody Ramble, a family adventure to explore Rhode Island, are hosting holiday programs and seasonal tours during December. Families can visit handsomely decorated mansions, enjoy music concerts, meet Santa Claus or even do Christmas eve chores on the farm. A cartoon rooster named Rhody the Rambler serves as the program’s ambassador.
We love carving up pumpkins and seeing them aglow on Halloween Night. But by the next day, we are quick to pack up the decorations, trying to manage candy overload and ready to discard the decaying pumpkins.
Thanks to ecoRI and Whole Foods Market, we can give our used pumpkins new life. Bring your pumpkins to both Whole Foods Market stores — 601 North Main St. (University Heights) and 261 Waterman St. — on Friday, Nov. 2, from 3-6 pm. ecoRI Public Works staff members will be collecting the used pumpkins and using them to make compost.
Now that it’s fall, our family welcomes the change of season and we look forward to carrying on traditions that celebrate autumn, the natural colors and the holidays including trips to favorite spots, foods made from local harvests, and activities rooted in fall.
Apple picking is one of our favorite fall traditions. We spend time together outdoors as a family, support local farmers, and learn about how and where real apples grow.
We often combine our trip with a tailgate picnic lunch at the orchard or snack at a nearby café. Once home from apple picking, we sort our bounty; setting aside smaller apples for the lunch box and selecting larger or slightly bruised apples for cooking.
We started going to Hill Orchards in Johnston when our boys were just over a year old. We chose this farm because we always loved their apples at the Hope Street Farmers Market. We fell in love with their huge orchards filled with every apple variety we could imagine. Since then we have returned every year with our children. Even though we have sampled a few other places because Hills is unfortunately only open on weekends and holidays, we cannot imagine a year without a family trip to Hill Orchards.
Some of the best summer fun can be had close to home. Plan some staycation outings for August. Photo: Mood Board Photography.
Staycations have become a fashionable necessity during these days of higher gas prices and reduced work weeks, unemployment, or the fear of losing a job. For many, the idea of a pricey vacation is simply out of the question and for others this may be a preferred way to explore your community. Enjoy this list of ideas I originally wrote for the Kidoinfo Staycation Guide.
At Coggeshall Farm Museum’s “Breakfast in the Barnyard,” visitors of all ages soak up New England’s past in a tranquil setting.
Unlike most historic sites, no one famous lived here. By recreating the everyday life of a 1790s tenant-farm family, the farm unveils a realistic, untold and interactive portrait of history.
Coggeshall’s directors are sticklers for accuracy, well beyond the standards of most living-history museums. Whenever possible, the species of animals and plants are identical to or approximate those of 18th-century Bristol. So are the farm tools and the animals’ diet of hay grown onsite – did you know grain is junk food for animals?