Strolling of the Heifers

Since 2002, Brattleboro, Vermont annually hosts the world-famous Strolling of the Heifers weekend festival that honors and celebrates family farmers, local food and rural life. In this year of 2015, it will be held on June 5 – 7. Once again, Oak Meadow will be participating in the Strolling of the Heifers festivities this year. If you live in or near Brattleboro, or if you will be visiting the area, we would love for you to join us! It is an eventful activity that all Oak Meadow families, friends, and supporters are welcome to attend and enjoy a festive time with the Oak Meadow staff and teachers, along with other home schooled families.
Here are the two main events that include Oak Meadow participation:
Friday, June 5, 5-8pm
Bubble wand making activity at the Oak Meadow table in front of Brooks House.
Saturday, June 6, 9:30 to approximately 11am
March in the parade with Oak Meadow! We’ll be towing wagons with a bubble machine and buckets of soapsuds. Along the way we will be using our new bubble wands and leaving a sky full of little and big bubbles. We will also be carrying signs and our new Oak Meadow banner, waving streamers, and whooping it up. Our theme: DON’T LEARN IN A BUBBLE.
For the parade, we will meet at the Church Building parking lot on Flat Street by 9:30am. If you have an Oak Meadow t-shirt, remember to wear it for the parade. Otherwise, you can just wear something colorful. We hope you can join us!
calf with flowers

Old Sturbridge Village Home School Day!

OMV insigniaOld Sturbridge Village in Sturbridge, Massachusetts, is the largest outdoor living-history museum in the Northeast. For those of you who live close enough to visit this unique 200-acre nonprofit educational institution, you might be interested in registering for one of their three upcoming Home School Day events (held on Fridays: February 7th, March 28th and May 6th).
Visiting Old Sturbridge Village is a wonderful family adventure that demonstrates everyday life between the years of 1790 and 1840. It could be a perfect addition to your children’s exploration of history! If you are unable to attend any of the scheduled Home School Day events, be sure to view the Events Calendar that provides many other options. Old Sturbridge Village is currently offering “Kids Free on Winter Weekends”. You might wish to visit on a snowy winter day to join in a horse-drawn sleigh ride! Let us know if you plan to attend any of the Old Sturbridge Village events. It would be delightful for you to connect with other Oak Meadow families!