Working with Wool:  How to Skirt a Fleece and Prepare Wool for Washing
10:00 AM10:00

Working with Wool: How to Skirt a Fleece and Prepare Wool for Washing

In this hands-on workshop, participants will learn how to "skirt" a fleece (removing the unwanted sections of the fleece) and then prepare the wool for washing.  The workshop will include a demonstration of skirting as well as hands on working with wool.  The wool is from a variety of heritage breeds of sheep and has a range of natural colors.  There will be ample time for discussion of sheep, wool, local resources and farming life.

The workshop is $25 which includes a healthy, farm-fresh lunch and gloves.  Space is limited.  Appropriate for ages 12 and older.

Purchase Working with Wool Workshop Tickets Here

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2:00 PM14:00

Summer Pop-Up Dinner: Menu Inspired by Southern Spain and Morocco

Join us at the farm for our delicious, chef-prepared farm-to-fork feast capturing the rich flavors of Andalusia and Morocco.  Our meal will include Moroccan Roasted Lamb from Happy Hens Farm grass-fed and finished Sonoma Mountain Heritage Lamb and Paella made with fresh Bodega seafood and Happy Hens Farm sausage.  We will start with a refreshing Gazpacho made with Dirty Girl Farm's dry-farmed tomatoes.  Moroccan side salads,  featuring the Summer's farmers market bounty, will be served with the main courses.  Helado (ice cream) with fresh fruit for dessert.  Sangria and fresh juices included.

Wear farm-friendly shoes.  There will be an opportunity to mingle with some of the resident farm animals. 

Sorry.  No dogs allowed. 

Tickets are $50 per person for those ages 13 and older.  Kids 12 and under are free.


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Healing through Farming:  Caregiver Retreat for Mothers
10:00 AM10:00

Healing through Farming: Caregiver Retreat for Mothers

A special day of renewal for mothers.  Join our mothers (pigs, sheep, goats, chickens and cows) for a day of self-care and relaxation at Happy Hens Farm.  Join us on an idylic ranch just an hour north of San Francisco for a day of rest, renewal, bodywork and great farm food! The day will include a guided meditation in the morning followed by group process sharing led by Patricia Sullivan. Lunch will include food from the ranch, locally grown organic produce and artisan fermented foods. There will also be ample time to wander around the farm, mingle with the animals and be healed by the land. Throughout the day Doug Miller-Fleig will give each participant a shiatsu treatment, which is an ancient form of hands on healing. This day of restoration is dedicated to the hardworking and big loving Mothers in our life. Of course all are welcome.

Patricia Sullivan and Doug Miller-Fleig

Organizers of Caregiver Retreat for Mothers

Patricia is the owner of Happy Hens Farm and is a former licensed marriage and family therapist (LMFT) turned rancher. For twenty years she worked in San Francisco managing a variety of programs for those with HIV, homeless, drug and alcohol addiction, significant mental health issues and histories of incarceration.  Raising livestock became her own personal therapy and antidote for managing burnout and secondary trauma.  She believes healing through farming is a significant and special pathway for caregiver renewal and is happy to be able to share this process with others.

Doug was introduced to Zen meditation in 2000. The next year he traveled to Thailand to live and practice in Buddhist monasteries. In 2003 he met his Qi gong teacher, Sifu Liping Zhu in Berkeley, CA and began his study of balancing the life energies. The relationship between cultivating stillness and evolving in movement has always been a fertile one. When balanced they mutually enrich each other. In 2007 he began his practice of massage, which is mainly informed by shiatsu. This is an ancient form of moving meditation and bodywork that energizes, relaxes and integrates mind/body/spirit. His own practice of qi gong helps revitalize the body after performing deep bodywork and heightens the senses to discern subtle energy patterns, restoring balance to giver and receiver.

Registration is $250, which includes a chef-prepared lunch and massage.  Please register through Eventbrite.

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Happy Hens Farm BBQ & Picnic
1:00 PM13:00

Happy Hens Farm BBQ & Picnic

Happy Hens Farm Annual BBQ and Picnic.  We will be roasting a pig from one of our pasture-raised, heritage pigs and chickens from our pastured poultry.  Lots of delicious organic vegetables from local farms.  Sonoma County beers and wine.  Farm fun activities for the kids (baby goat kids, calf and piglets to see.)

Check out our amazing menu here.  (Click to view.  PDF format.)

Wear farm-friendly shoes. 

Sorry.  No dogs allowed. 

Tickets are $50 per person for those ages 13 and older.  Kids 12 and under are free.


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Weekend Along the Farm Trails
10:00 AM10:00

Weekend Along the Farm Trails

Come join us as we participate in the Sonoma County Farm Trails' Weekend Along the Farm Trails.  It's a chance to visit the farm.  We will have a  petting zoo (goats, lambs, pigs/piglets & poultry). Picnic area to relax and eat. Help feed the chickens, ducks, turkeys, pigs and piglets at 11 am, 1 pm and 3 pm.  Our Farm store will be selling grass- fed beef, lamb & pastured heritage pork, pastured eggs, local farmstead cheeses, snacks & yarn. Mention “Farm Trails” for 10% off all purchases. FREE ADMISSION.

To register and view the complete program visit here:

 Weekend Along the Farm Trails 2015

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Tea with the Chickens:  A Farm to Feast Event
1:00 PM13:00

Tea with the Chickens: A Farm to Feast Event

You are invited to our

Tea with the Chickens

A very special farm to feast inspired by

Beatrix Potter

and her devotion to animals, environment, and great food

Buy tickets in advance at our stand at your favorite farmer’s market or through Brown Paper Tickets

Purchase tickets now    

Each Adult~  $65                                          

Each Child 12 and under  ~  $10

Tickets will be collected at the gate and be entered in our raffle!


 Our very special menu includes:

·      Happy Hens charcuterie and delicious country fare prepared from our pastured, heritage Gloucester Old Spot pork

·      Happy Hens Farm roasted Scottish Blackface lamb by our chef Anthony

·      Chef Anthony’s sauces and condiments to accompany the roasted lamb

·      Vegetables or salads of the season

·      Build-your-own tea sandwiches from Miss Potter’s favorites: tomatoes, cucumbers, cheeses, fresh butter with your option of gluten free bread from Ducks and Dragons or wheat bread from Bovine Bakery

·      Farmstead cheeses from Weirauch Creamery

·      Happy Hens Farm special Hilltop Tea Blend, iced

·      Flopsy’s Wild Blackberry Tart for dessert

·      Local wines, Local ales

Attire:  Period would be lovely!  Or come as you wish in farm-friendly duds

Our farm store will be open for purchases

No refunds after September 12, 2015

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