Wednesday, July 4, 2018


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Wednesday, June 6, 2018

Swiss Village Farm Annual Visitors Day! FREE - Holy Wow! Newport, RI

Parents! This looks absolutely incredible! Wow what a great FREE activity for the fam. This came across the hopper this morning through 4-H! Wow. Wow. Wow! I've never even heard of this place before! Holla! A real gem and so unique! This will fill an entire day! Make sure you pack snacks and drinks parents!

2018 Annual Visitors Day

Saturday June 16th, 2018
9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Looking for some family fun this summer? Interested in learning more about heritage breed livestock? Join SVF Foundation for our annual Visitors Day celebration, and enjoy a day packed with fascinating information and fun activities, all set on SVF’s breathtaking 35-acre property in Newport,Rhode Island.
-Take self-guided tours through the historic Swiss Village
-Peek into our state-of-the-art facilities and meet the SVF laboratory, veterinary, and animal care staff
-Visit Chip, a rare Tennessee myotonic goat born from a frozen embryo, and learn about other endangered breeds of livestock
-Attend live cryogenics and sheep shearing demonstrations
-Shop SVF’s selection of farm products and heritage breed meat
-Returning this year- Julians Omnibus, a double-decker food truck serving local heritage breed burgers and munchies – check out their 2015 menu!
– Ditch the car and enjoy a beautiful bike ride to Visitors Day! Free bike parking is available on site and bicyclists are encouraged to enter from our Beacon Hill Road entrance. Bicyclists can also walk their bikes through.
This event is free to the public. Parking will be available at Fort Adams State Park and free transportation will be provided by trolley from 9am – 3pm. There will be no parking available at SVF.
For more information call 401.848.7229 or email

Photo Courtesy of SVF 

Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Bastiani's (pick your own) Blueberry Farm - Hebron CT

Parents its almost that time again! As July 4th weekend quickly approaches, I'm thinking about one thing, Bastiani's PYO Blueberries!!

This will be our forth year picking at Bastiani's! We usually pick enough blueberries to last us until about December in our deep freezer! We bake with them, pack them for snacks and enjoy them for months and months! Bastiani's prices are extremely affordable too which makes them simply our favorite! We basically pick all blueberries until we are sick... then go home and bake for the rest of the day! My kids adore this family tradition. We all do!

If you feel like dropping cash.... The Dinosaur Place @ Nature's Art Village is right down the road from Bastiani's. Don't go with less than $100...because that's what The Dinosaur Place will cost you, which is why we never go. They do have an amazing splash pad, bouncy house, and stunning playground. $$$$ If you do opt for Dino Place pack a cooler! The food there is expensive and not healthy and they allow entry with coolers which can really help with costs for the day!

The best time to go picking is around July 4th give or take. I usually start calling the farm around June 15th to get a beat on things! The farm is stunning and looks like a vineyard. It's never busy, never a line and somewhat private. No restrooms FYI.

Cheers! Here are some photos from our 17' (and a few from 16') trip to Bastiani's! All things Blueberry!!!!

* If you go make sure you spray your family with BUG SPRAY to prevent tick bites and wear light colored clothing if possible in order to see any crawling creatures on yourself/kids! We have never seen any ticks at Bastiani's, however anything is possible!



Vroom Vroom! Calling all little racers!

Home Depot Free Kids Workshop! Saturday, June 2 @ 9am! Make a rad race car with your favorite little! NATIONWIDE - Holla!

Share the nostalgic pastime of car modeling with your child in our classic car hands-on workshop. Together you can build a vintage General Motors-style wooden car to put on display or take for a ride “with no particular place to go. Once your vehicle is built, your child can customize it with paint and stickers. All Kids Workshop attendees must be accompanied by a parent or adult at all times. Recommended Ages: 5-12. All kids get to keep their craft, receive a FREE certificate of achievement, a Workshop Apron, and a commemorative pin while supplies last. Children must be present at the store to participate in the workshop and receive the kit, apron, and pin.
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Saturday, Jun 2, 2018

Sunday, May 20, 2018

This is New England!

Ok so today was a very big day for Camp Cornell! We were showcased on the show 'This is New England' with Latoyia Edwards on NBC10 Boston!

I don't think could have been smiling any bigger!

Cheers everyone! Here is the link to watch all things summer parenting and tick safety!

God is so good! Link below!

Quote for the day!

Quote for the day ya'll!