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Fun on the Farm

Saturdays from 11am to 2pm

Fun on the Farm Activities are FREE crafts and activities that highlight farm life and the late Victorian era.  These Saturday events are an opportunity to step back into history and enjoy the simple things of life.  
*Special events hosted by the San Ramon Historic Foundation are fee-based programs that require registration and will be indicated as such.

 

Save the Dates: 

April 13th - Sheep Shearing Day Presented by San Ramon Historic Foundation. Get your tickets at www.srhf.org

April 20th - Arbor and Earth Day Celebration

 

February

Feb 3                      Tin Punching

Many historians believe tin punching actually first appeared in the 14th century Europe in the form of pierced tin lanterns. you will get the chance to learn how to punch tin and make your own creation.

Feb 10                   Victorian Valentines Cards

February has long been celebrated as a month of romance. Learn how the Victorians celebrated Valentine's Day and make your own Victorian Valentine. 

Feb 17                    Groundhogs Day

Explore Groundhog Day's shadowy history as well as interesting facts abut the custom. Make a Groundhog craft to take home. 

Feb 24                   City Chicks

Did you know there are 53 breeds of chickens? Visit the farm, meet our chickens, and make a chicken craft to take home. 

 

March

Mar 2                      Tea Time

In 1998 ruth Boone donated Forest Home farm to the City of San Ramon. Come celebrate Ruth Boon by enjoying one of her favorite pastimes, having afternoon tea. Learn about the tradition of tea and see many of the antique tea cups and saucers from the collection. Sample some teas and make a fun craft. 

Mar 9                   Rope Making

Make rope the old fashioned way with or replica antique machine and use it to create some fun and useful knots. 

Mar 16              An Irish Tradition 

Did you know before being named San Ramon the name, Limerick, was up for consideration? There were many Irish settlers to the San Ramon Valley. Come learn about their history in the valley and some longstanding traditions.  

Mar 23             Butterflies

Learn what bugs and butterflies visit the garden. Learn about the life cycle of butterflies. Make your own butterfly craft. 

Mar 30             Easter on the Farm 

Come join us for cookie decorating and a scavenger hunt for the 10 Golden Eggs hidden throughout the Farm. 

 

April

Apr 6                    Dairy Day

Cows were once a art of Forest Home Farms livestock and people had to make their own dairy. Come milk milk our model wooden cow, and take home a cow craft. 

Apr 13                 Sheep Sheering 

Sheep Shearing Day, presented by the San Ramon Historic Foundation. Tickets required. For more information and tickets visit www.srhf.org 

Apr 20                Arbor + Earth Day Celebration

Why are trees so important? Come to the Farm to learn and watch a tree being planted. Take home a handmade tree craft. 

This year's Earth Day theme is Planet vs Plastic. Come learn about how plastics impact our life and the environment, and how you can live a healthier plastic-free life.   

Apr 27            Yarn Art

Victorians used what was available to them and made the most of it. One of the Victorian traditions was to use hair to make art! Come learn about this old art and use yarn to make your own piece of art.