Freer Farm joins FENCE Holiday Barn Tour November 28
Published 4:20 pm Tuesday, November 17, 2009
Green Creeks Freer Farm will join this years FENCE Holiday Barn Tour on November 28, presented by Morton Buildings and Equine Sponsor, Carolina Storage Solutions.
Ron and Bibi Freer built their Morton Barn in 1995. The barn has six stalls and grooming/wash rack combo. The unique feature of the Freer barn is that it was one of the first in the area to have an attached apartment.
The Freer Farm is home to six horses, three dogs, seventeen chickens, two (spoiled) goats, six cows, two mini mules, a cat and a parrot, among others.
One horse that you will see on the tour will be Stoli. Stolis sire is Absolute. He is fourteen years old and was born in Spartanburg County. Bibi birthed him, he was a twin and unfortunately the twin did not survive. Stoli was Champion at Kentucky Horse Park. Ron and Bibi have owned Stoli since he was ten years old.
Bibi is currently the owner of Freer Equine so a lot of the animals that come to the farm are in need of rehabilitation. Bibis mission is to combine old fashioned service and compassion with state of the art care and deliver it to the farm.
Bibi will be available for questions throughout the day on new perspectives in equine wellness and parasite control. At 4 p.m. she will be joined by farrier Bill McDaniel for a demonstration and question/answer period on the importance of veterinary/farrier teams in relation to the horses soundness and wellbeing. Common hoof problems will also be addressed.
Other barns on this years self-guided tour include Green Creek Miniature Farm, Silver Moon Ranch, and Follow Your Bliss Farm, all in Green Creek; Bickford Farm in Campobello; Morning Meadow Farm and Barking Fox Farm in Landrum. Activities along the tour will include a hands-on polo demonstration at Morning Meadow Farm, a miniature horse carriage driving exhibition at Green Creek Miniature Farm, and lunch at Motlow Creek Gardens, the midway point of the tour.
Proceeds from the 2009 Holiday Barn Tour will benefit FENCEs nature education and outdoor recreation programs.
Tickets may be ordered by calling 828-859-9021; by visiting www.fence.org; or at nearby locations including The Book Shelf and Down To Earth Garden Center in Tryon; The Farm House and The Hay Rack in Landrum; and in Saluda at the Purple Onion.