Every day from 5 p.m. the farmer goes into the barn: First the cows are driven into the barn, then all the animals (cows, calves, goats, rabbits) are fed with hay, the little calves also get fresh milk. All children are welcome to help provide the animals with hay or give milk to the calves Or is driving a tractor with the farmer on the agenda today?
Animal Birth : Perhaps you are lucky enough to witness an animal birth directly? Then you can think of a name for the newborn right away…
The tip for early risers: Where does the breakfast egg come from? How about a tour of the chicken coop with the farmer’s wife and then collecting eggs, daily at 8:00 a.m. or again at 1:00 p.m.
Of course, all the animals are particularly happy to be stroked, the little fawns, the rabbits Strolchi, Blacky and Punkti and especially our dog Tina. The rabbits can be supplied with dandelions, leftover lettuce and vegetables at any time.
On hot summer days: Maybe the hay harvest is just around the corner? We mow each field 2-3 times in summer (from the end of May to the end of September)… Then there are a lot of tractor trips today… All children are welcome to ride along or help out in the field with the rake, as the hay still has to be cleared away from the fence by hand…
What does the life of an alpine farmer look like? This is what the day trip with a hike to your own alpine hut brings you at 1700 meters (if possible once a week in July and August): After the 1-hour drive to the Saalhof alpine pasture area in Hinterglemm, 27 km away, to our Grundhütte at 1380 m, a wonderful hike to the Hochalm at 1700 m through untouched alpine pastures awaits us. About 110 cattle (young animals and dry cows), 6 to 8 Noriker horses (Pinzgau horse breed) and our goats graze here on 150 hectares. Here you can find out more about how the alpine pasture is managed and what kind of work the alpine summer entails. A visit to the rustic high alpine hut with a casserole and butter churn and of course without electricity is an exciting journey back in time for young and old: How did the farmhands and maids manage the alpine pasture 100 years ago, how cheese and butter were made?
Helping out with the fun fruit harvest: cherries in early July, currants and apricots in August, rowan berries, plums, apples and pears in September. From this delicious jams are cooked for the breakfast table. The surpluses are used for the production of schnapps: 100 kg of fruit produce about 7 liters of schnapps. Every hard-working helper gets a snack and, of course, snacking as much as you want!
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