Yep—Beth and Bob Kennett have a pig on a farm straight out of a Charlotte's Web. Their big white farmhouse stands aside a red barn with a hayloft and 100 Holsteins in the Green Mountains of Vermont. At this 200-acre dairy operation, guests sleep in one of seven sunny bedrooms right in the farmhouse and can take part in any farm job.
Hear crowing? It must be 6 a.m., when you can wake up, then help with milking and collect eggs. Later on, pick sweet corn and wild blackberries. Or roll out pie dough with Beth or Bob in the kitchen.
Then again, you might end up skipping the farm chores and ride the White River rapids or hike the Green Mountain National Forest. Stop at the nearby farm museum, because it offers hands-on butter churning. Sweet! Make sure to high-tail it back in time for the ginormous, fresh, farmhouse supper.
The trend of farm-stay vacations is making its way across the country as a natural follow-up to the urban farm movement. The best have the feel of an inn (without lurking innkeeper) yet still offer the chance to set free your inner farmer.
Bed down at Liberty Farm.