As a bonus, the group was allowed to tour a neighbor’s dairy farm where they pet and fed cows of all ages.
Each year they pick up different projects to achieve this goal. Participants enjoyed seeing the pigs, petting the new kittens, touring the orchard, the herb garden, which has sage, thyme, oregano, basil, dill and several kinds of mint, as well as many varieties of berries on the property.
Those attending were Candie Rhoads and her grandson William Helsel, Kathy Irvine, Pat Lewis and her granddaughters Holly and Lilly Lewis, Hannah Wilburn, Wendy Decker and her granddaughter Gabriella Webb and Susan Davis, Jeffersonville Branch Library supervisor.
The group also toured the coops of hens (where the Craigs get 30-50 eggs a day) and range chickens and learned the difference between a free range coop and a chicken roost. George Craig talked about how they recycle many items on the farm like compost and utilizing dead and old trees into firewood for heating.
Jeffersonville Branch Library recently held a field trip to Heritage Hill Farm, which is owned and operated by George and Laura Craig and their family. It is a hobby farm as they experiment at being a self-sustaining farm.