Extended Hay

By The Editors
April 24, 2014 9:00 am

From time to time, every man dreams of living in the country.

And you can do that this summer, from the privacy of your own luxury tent, thanks to the farm-stay program at Kinnikinnick Farm, taking spring and summer reservations now.

Located 85 miles out of Chicago, Kinnikinnick is part of Feather Down Farm Days, which gives city dwellers a chance to experience rural life by shacking them up on working farms.

Think of it as quasi-roughing it. Going wild without going whole hog.

Because your digs: a spacious farmhouse-style tent that sleeps six, equipped with real beds, a fully stocked kitchen and a wood-burning stove.

And the view from your porch? Kinnikinnick’s 170-acre domain, all free for you to roam. Explore it by bike. Fire up a pizza in the wood oven. Go harvest veggies for dinner, or just have the fam cook for you.

As for the farm-stay part, you can help out with any of the chores (ever milked a goat before?), or just slow down and do nothing.

Which is fine. That’s what country livin’ is all about.


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