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This Mama goose has been patiently waiting on this clutch of eggs for days now. Geese are VERY protective of their eggs and will certainly hiss and bite you if you get too close! So … we will keep our distance and patiently wait for goslings. Hopefully we have a photo of that soon.
Isn’t it amazing how well she blends in with her surroundings? Nature is amazing!
Below is a list of upcoming events to be held at May Farms over the next few months. We are adding new events weekly and nailing down details for current events daily so please keep posted as we continually update these events and add more!
Anyone can run. But everything changes when you’re running for your life. Test your speed, strength and endurance through miles of man-made and natural obstacles—all while being chased by hungry, merciless zombies. Register here.
Join us on the farm after the annual 4th of July parade through Byers! We will be hosting live music, car show and food and spirits all day! Lots of fun for the family and definitely something for all ages. Make sure to make BYERS, COLORADO and MAY FARMS your destination for your Independence Day celebration!
We will be hosting the 7th annual Firefighters Muster at May Farms on JULY 13th!
The Muster will begin at 9 am, with a captains meeting at 8:00 am. If your department is interested in participating please contact the office at 303.822.5800 for a registration form.
The first Firefighters’ Muster was held on July 4, 1849 in Bath, Maine. Five teams, using hand drawn pumpers, competed to see which team could shoot a stream of water the longest distance. During the second half of the 19th century firefighers’ musters grew. Modern musters are very different from those early events. Today they are more complex, with serious competition among fire companies and individuals. The goal is to perform the challenge task perfectly, and according to strict rules, and in the fastest time.
We are proud to announce the 2013 5K Foam Fest will be held at May Farms September 21st. Register here!
All Roads Lead to Foam!!! The 5k Foam Fest is the newest and craziest race to hit the nation! Smiling and running don’t usually go hand in hand but the 5K Foam Fest is an amazing mix of foam, mud and obstacles thus making, fitness fun.
These little Chinese Geese arrived today. You can visit these babies or any animals in the barnyard on your next trip to May Farms! These feathered friends were not born here. Their feathers are soft and cuddly and they can not join their older friends in the water yet because they do not produce the oil like a mother goose provides for their young babies and they will get too cold. Until they produce that oil they will have to swim in climate controlled waters. Hope to see you at May Farms soon!
Take mom out for brunch this Mother’s Day. Bring the family over and celebrate Mother’s Day at May Farms on May 12th in the main ballroom of the Sunflower Pavilion we will be hosting an ALL YOU CAN EAT brunch. Call us at 303.822.5800 or make a reservation right here online! We encourage you to make reservations by May 10th as seating is limited!
Join us after church!
We will have brunch available from 10:30 am – 1:30 pm
Bring the whole family! It’s all you can eat!
10 and up $15
4 – 9 $10
Menu (subject to change)
Assorted fresh vegetables
Sparkling Cider $3
All mom’s get a COMPLIMENTARY flute of Sparkling Cider or a Mimosa!
Barrel train (weather permitting) $1
Let us do the work on Easter! Bring the family over and celebrate Easter at May Farms on March 31st in the main ballroom of the Sunflower Pavilion we will be hosting an ALL YOU CAN EAT Easter brunch. Call us at 303.822.5800 or make a reservation right here online! We encourage you to make reservations by March 28th as seating is limited!
After a beautiful day of heavy snow the sun has finally peeked through at May Farms and we are enjoying the pristine landscape. Soon we will pull out or tractors and start plowing the driveways and parking lot. There is something about untouched snow that is peaceful.
Big news today for the CSU Agricultural Education Program! Four of Colorado’s top agricultural lenders have joined together to donate more than $1 million for construction of a modern Center for Agricultural Education at CSU that will train new generations of agricultural teachers and leaders. The May Family has had 4 children attend CSU, two of which graduated with Agricultural degrees. As farmers with concern for the future of our industry, we are excited to see this new “Center for Agricultural Education” gain support as the need to properly educated and arm our future leaders is huge.
Thank you for your commitment to Agriculture!
The Colorado Agriculture Hall of Fame Banquet is held annually to honor those who have made significant contributions to our state and nation’s agricultural industry. All of the members’ portraits are displayed at the Colorado Department of Agriculture offices. Proceeds from the banquet support the Colorado FFA Foundation. This year the Hall of Fame will be held in conjunction with The Governors Forum on Agriculture.
With Christmas behind us and Valentines Day fast approaching, we know that this is a very popular time for many couples to announce their engagement! Before you know it your wedding day will be here and you will want to make sure you have chosen a place that is not only beautiful but can assist you with all of your needs on that day.
Treat your sweetheart to a Valentine’s Brunch! On February 10th in the main ballroom of the Sunflower Pavilion we will be hosting an ALL YOU CAN EAT Valentine’s Day brunch for sweethearts and families alike. Call us at 303.822.5800 or make a reservation right here online!
Well we still burn wood the “old fashioned” way at May Farms. No switches, no space heaters… we chop our wood and burn it through out the winter in our fireplace. As kids I think we all remember my dad having us take turns sitting in front of the fire and then laying next to him as “portable space heaters”. When we cooled off he’d send us back and it was the next kids turn. I remember dad building a fire and bragging about the picturesque quality of his work. “This fire looks like it should be on a movie! You kids see that? THAT is how you build a fire!” There was no mistaking we burnt wood to heat our home as you could smell it as you pulled up our long driveway. Our clothes and hair gave away the fact that we had a wood burning fire place as well. As we got older we were lovingly teased by our friends at school who told us we smelled like “camp fire” or “bacon”.
Every winter my dad would wrangle my two sisters, brother and I on a usually sunny day over winter break and we would head to the creek bottom with our little Jeep pick-up pulling the blue wood splitter dad bought at an auction and a large dump truck that BARELY fit underneath the tunnel. Literally inches separated the wobbly red walls of the old truck and the solid cement ceiling of the tunnel that connected us to the North side of our farm under Interstate -70. On our bumpy ride over to the creek he would ramble on about how “these are the best years of your life! You will look back on these days with fond memories!” How I wanted to believe him, and how I feared for the quality of the rest of my life if this was truly the “BEST DAYS OF MY LIFE?!”