Introducing Nelly and Misty

Probably, after having Nelly and Misty, for three years, should include a picture and story about them. They are a team of 10 year old Mares. We picked up a team of Haflingers and a wagon to give rides here on special occasions and during our Fall Family Fun. Haflingers are the same color as Belgums, but only smaller. Team was picked up from south of Brooten. Shiloh Wagon Works from Henning made the wagon for us.

Pumpkins Planted

After doing the Kid’s Day for the Glenwood Chamber yesterday, doing pony rides and petting zoo. Came home and planted 5 acres of pumpkins. Pumpkins are a major attraction for our Fall Season. Planted many different varieties, especially large ones. Our Fall Season will begin September 21, 2019. Families really enjoy going out and picking there own pumpkin.

Spring Work

As everybody knows, really tough spring to get projects done. After the cold and rainy weekend, got a lot of gourds and flowers planted around the yard today. Still plenty to do, but anyway a good start. Fun job to get all the different gourds planted. In case anybody would like some of the birdhouse gourds, can get them for just $5.00 each.

Spring 2019

Once again Spring brings a bounty of new animals. We have new lambs, the goats have had their kids, the mini-donkey had her baby and we have bunnies. Flowers are getting planted around the yard, Shortly the pumpkins will be getting planted. All is well at Erickson’s Petting Zoo.

Fall Family Fun

Fall is a great time to visit our farm. Large pick your own pumpkin patch. In case you want one without going to the field, we have pumpkins in the yard, also. Many different animals and birds to see and feed. Take a tractor and wagon ride out to feed more animals and then go to the corn maze. Back at the farm, kids can ride a pony. Everyone can go for a horse and wagon ride. Kids also enjoy our large playground. Many different decorated areas for picture taking.

Palm Sunday Open House

Thursday, March 22 thru Sunday, March 25, 2018, we will have our mobile petting zoo set up for Anderson's Florist & Greenhouse Palm Sunday Open House. Open to the public and free to everyone. Thursday and Friday, many school children's will come on thru. Be sure to take in all the different animals and all that the Anderson's have to offer.

Mobile Petting Zoo

Want to Thank the Melrose Chamber for having our petting zoo and pony rides for there Friday night Riverfest Days (Friday, June 29). This is first year for them. Also, this past week, have booked Elbow Lake Flekkefest for both Friday (August 3) and Saturday (August 4). We Thank them, also. have been there for many years. Do you have an community event where you could use a petting zoo and pony rides?

Mobile Petting Zoo

Our mobile petting zoo will be starting the 2018 season shortly. For the third year, we go to Maple Lake, MN. for there big St. Patrick's Day celebration on Saturday, March 17th. Then we do the Palm Sunday Open House for Anderson's Florist and Greenhouse in Alexandria. We are set up Thursday, March 22 thru Sunday, March 25. Thursday and Friday, many schools and day cares come on out. Saturday, April 7th, we will be set up at the Minnewaska School for the Glenwood Expo. If you are interested in our mobile petting zoo, email us at dave@ericksonspettingzoo.com