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Flea market / Rummage Sale August 17, 2019

We are cleaning out the Gibbs house basement and may uncover all kinds of ‘treasures’ that might just what you are looking for.

Stop by August 17 between 11 am – 3 pm  for our Flea Market//Rummage Sale.

AND… if you are interested in setting up a table to sell your stuff, send an email to StearnsHomestead@gmail.com.   Cost is only $10

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Antiques and Collectibles Show and Sale on August 18, 2019                  1 pm -4 pm

Table space available  $10.00

Email: StearnsHomestead@gmail.com

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Local, fresh… at our Farmers’ Market

Stop in on Saturdays from 11 am – 2 pm to pick up some fresh vegetables, a delicious nutroll, some homemade pierogies,  dog treats, a gourd birdhouse or a wonderful local craft, painting or sketch… honey and farm fresh eggs… all at our farmers’ market at Stearns Homestead.

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Market Vendors:

  • Cossel Farm
  • Just Nutrolls
  • Euroland Pierogies
  • Gold’s Woodworking
  • Polly’s Gourds and crafts
  • 3 PAWS Dog Treats
  • Country Store – honey
  • Barn – fresh chicken and duck eggs

 

Flag Retirement Ceremony June 15, 2019

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Boy Scout Troop 88 will conduct a flag retirement ceremony at Stearns Homestead on Saturday, June 15, 2019 beginning at 2:30 pm.  All are welcome to attend.  It is suggested that you bring a chair.

Area scouts/ troops are encouraged to attend and participate.

If you have a worn, torn American flag that is beyond repair, bring it with you or drop off in our flag bin located on the Gibbs screened porch by June 15.

The ceremony will be conducted as referenced in the BSA Handbook – “A national flag that is worn beyond repair may be burned in a fire. The ceremony should be conducted with dignity and respect and the flag burned completely to ashes.”

PAHS ANNUAL MEETING APRIL 7, 2019

 

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Join us for the 2019 Parma Area Historical Society (PAHS) Annual Meeting on Sunday, April 7, 2019 at 2:00 pm in the Stearns cabin.

Meeting agenda will include trustee election, annual financial report, highlights of 2018 and 2019 programs & activities.

All are welcome to attend.

Join PAHS before April 1 to be eligible to vote and run for trustee position.  For details on trustee responsibilities, please email StearnsHomestead@gmail.com

Stearns Homestead is located at 6975 Ridge Road  Parma OH.

Bunny Yoga April 13, 2019

So you’ve probably heard of goat yoga, and maybe alpaca yoga…. so why not  bunny yoga.

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BUNNY YOGA is coming to Parma Christian Church on April 13, 2019.

Advance registration required.   Space is limited.

Email: StearnsHomestead@gmail.com to pay with credit card – a farmhand will call you for the information to complete your ticket purchase.

Proceeds will benefit the Stearns Homestead Hoofers 4-H club and the bunnies that reside at the homestead.

2019 Schedule of Events

NOTICE effective July 6, 2019

Our weekend hours are changed as follows:

Saturdays  11 am – 3 pm     with Farmers Market from 11 am – 2 pm

Sundays   1 pm – 4 pm

 

Review, print or save a copy of the schedule of events so you don’t miss out on all the fun at Stearns Homestead this season.  Starting in April through December, the Parma Area Historical Society (PAHS) will host several special events for all members of your family to enjoy.

Our feed table will open on weekends beginning with Opening Day on May 19.  (However, if the weather cooperates, we may open on Sundays before then.)

Our first event will be an Easter pop-up shop on April 6, 2019 featuring bunny e-photos with our live bunnies in the cabin.  E-photo donation is $5.  Holiday items will be available for sale in the Gibbs House.

Watch for additional postings of activities and events that may be added throughout the summer.

School/Group Farm Tours Being Scheduled for 2019

 

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It’s time to get organized and get your dates set for your classroom or group farm tour at Stearns Homestead.

Stearns Homestead is a historic farm in Parma with over 75  farm animals who reside at the Homestead, not including all the wild ducks and geese that fly in and out.

The homestead is a 48 acre site located in the heart of Parma, Ohio and features two historic homes, a Yankee-style barn and several out buildings to house some of the ducks, geese, chickens, goats, sheep and some horses.

We offer groups of 10 or more a 1 .5 hour farmhand guided tour weekdays to visit with the farm animals and provide feed for    everyone  in your group to feed the animals as part of the per person fee of $4.00.

Pack a lunch or snack and plan to use our picnic tables or if available our cabin  for another 30 minutes or so for your group to extend your stay.

We are currently booking group tours for spring and summer 2019.

Complete the farm visit form to inquire and reserve your visit date.

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Making it through the cold and snow

It’s been a rough winter, well actually just a couple rough weeks of winter so far.  But we are happy to report that all our animals and all our volunteers have survived the arctic cold temperatures in January.

The warm and cold fluctuating temps do cause some concern for some of our animals, especially the horses, but everyone  is doing really well right now.

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We are looking forward to spring just as everyone is.  But with the thaw brings a new set of challenges that we hope to address in the coming months.  Spring thaw creates a muddy mess at the farm.  It’s when our volunteers lose boots as they get sucked down into the mud.  And it’s when we are challenged to let the animals out for some excercise but don’t want them to get stuck in the mud either.

One of our goals this year is to upgrade the back horse stall area with a heavy use pad construction of stone and sand to help remedy the muddy conditions.   We have lots of work to do around the farm as always, but look forward to another great year for everyone to enjoy.

See you in the Spring!

Opening day is May 21.