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Visit a small farm w/chickens, turkey and solar panels

Hi all,

One of our members has been so kind to offer his place to learn about chickens! Matt Hanneke has a farm off 141 and 21 and has around 50 chickens, a turkey, an orchard and large garden as well as solar panels. He is close to being "grid" free!

This should be a fun outing! Make sure to wear weather appropriate clothing and keep in mind your shoes may get dirty :)

I don't plan on bringing any snacks since we really don't have a place for it. PLUS, there is no bathroom on the premises so go before you get there :) There is a gas station close.

Please note the 2:00 start time. Wanted to go during the warmest part of the day.

Thank you Matt for offering your place!

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  • Donna G.

    Hopefull Matt will reschedule! Weathers not that bad, but I can see how dozens of us would tear up the yard for sure.

    March 17, 2013

  • Patrick J

    Whew... would have been an hour drive for me too. Thanks for the heads up. Look forward to seeing the place when the ground's a little stronger...

    March 17, 2013

  • Marc

    Your welcome that would have been far drive lol

    1 · March 17, 2013

  • Marc

    Hey Matt motley sandy sent email out at 10:02 on meetup mail its cancelled due to wet ground. Don't want to tear up the wet ground so go check your emails and you will see.

    March 17, 2013

  • Sandy

    Let me talk to Matt and see if it is going to be too muddy. I drive by there yesterday and it is really easy to find. If you follow his directions you will find it. We are on hold till I talk to Matt. I will post ASAP

    March 17, 2013

  • Marc

    It's just a little rain, I got a rain suit and ready to learn more about the farm! Umbrellas and rain suits can protect us.. :)

    March 17, 2013

  • Sandy

    Hi everyone. Lets see what the weather is like tomorrow. We may have to reschedule. I will let you guys know tomorrow.

    March 16, 2013

  • Patrick J

    This still on regardless of weather? I understand it may be raining most of the day.

    March 16, 2013

  • Dana G.

    One guest, possibly three more. Looking forward to this event.

    March 16, 2013

  • Sandy

    Here are the directions from Matt:
    You can gps Great Oak Dr which will get you onto my street, or directions from 270 to tesson ferry/hyway 21 south, take first exit past 141, exit "old 21 meramec hights", make 1st left onto lonedell, go 1/2 mile and make a left onto Great Oak Dr its at the top of a big hill, go 3/4mi on great oak dr and i'm on the left, look for a white metal building with the solar panels on the roof and all the chickens in the front yard, cant miss it.

    1 · March 15, 2013

  • Marc

    Hey Matt, I don't want to focus the visit on this or say this is your intent, but will you have any eggs to sell Sunday? If so I would like to buy a couple dozen from you. If you have them available of course?

    March 13, 2013

  • eric r.

    Hello, looking forward to the event! Hey Matt, can we talks some about Wood-gas? We previously spoke at the Canning class..Eric

    1 · March 11, 2013

  • Carol H.

    Hope to be there! My experience with chickens is not good, as I shared on Sat.(think fox-filleted chicken breasts). I am also more squimish about killing them for food than my husband or son! Would like my own eggs though. I really liked the way Ken/Jen had their chicken coop set up. Out where we live, such animals have a very short life span. And not due to humans, either.

    March 10, 2013

  • helena s.

    Looks like fun and interesting.

    March 9, 2013

  • Jennifer

    This is going to be my first time joining your group. Bringing my teen son with me. I have a friend who is not on meet up but should would also like to come.

    1 · March 6, 2013

  • Patrick J

    Awesome. It'll be good to get out of the classroom and see the principles in practice.

    March 5, 2013

  • rita s.

    this sounds great. many thanks to the Hanneke's for this generous offer. can't wait

    March 5, 2013

  • steve s.

    Real interested in seeing the solar panel setup.

    1 · March 3, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    My guest is my 2 yr old son.

    1 · February 28, 2013

  • Sandy

    Sorry guys, I know this is St. Patties Day but it is the only weekend I am free and it is on our regularly scheduled 3rd Sunday of the month. I understand if you can't make it :(

    February 28, 2013

  • Marc

    Wow great idea, sounds like fun

    February 27, 2013

  • Valerie

    I can hardly stop laughing about the shotgun!

    1 · February 27, 2013

  • Donna G.

    Cool, get to see it in action!

    February 27, 2013

  • Scott S.

    I am camping that weekend but should be back in time.

    February 27, 2013

  • John D.

    Thank you for inviting us over. Looking forward

    February 27, 2013

  • Randy J.

    Will be in Dogtown for St. Pat's festivities

    February 27, 2013

  • Randy J.

    Guess you know that it is also St. Pat's Day. I have a meetup going on to watch the Dogtown parade. Darn! I really would like to come to this one too.

    February 27, 2013

  • Corbin B.

    Attending our first event! myself, my wife (Dawn) and our two boys (Tyler/13, Dylan/11)

    1 · February 27, 2013

    • Sandy

      Yay!!!

      February 27, 2013

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