Dinner-March 14 – We are going to have our first 2021 farm dinner to table on Sunday afternoon, March 14. We will enjoy vegetables and meats from our farm in six courses, served outdoors, in our pavilions.
The dinner is BYOB. We will tour the farm and talk about our growing methods after the dinner.
Last year we had an event on March 14, just as health concerns were beginning to peak. We had that event and then shut down, so this is the perfect time to begin 2021 dinners.
We will limit the attendees to one group per table and have 6 tables.
All sales are final, however a full refund is available if canceled due to weather. Buy tickets
Permaculture farming class: We are again offering a class on planning and planting your permaculture gardens for the spring. The class will be on Sunday afternoon, Feb. 28 from 1:00 until 5:00. The class will be taught by Andrew Cobb and Glen Miracle, certified permaculture designers. We have experience raising crops for culinary purposes in this area and want to share the successes and help you avoid some of the failures we have had. The class will include soil preparation, plant selection, irrigation, seed starting and saving, site planning, use of livestock, beneficial insects, pollinator attraction and all the stuff it takes to make gardening flow and turn the environmental problems into assets. The class will include presentatons about permaculture and organic principles, soil health, and use of natural assets. This is not just a idea and theory class, but a hands on experience. We will make beds with swales and berms, plant fruit trees, move sheep, plant and transplant vegetables, discuss interplanting and plant rotations, make compost tea. We will talk about fertilizers and insect control. The class will be limited to a small number both for health concerns and for our ability to answer questions. Masks are required. If weather makes cancellation necessary a full refund will be available. sign up
Farm tour: We will have our first farm tour of 2021 on Sunday, March 28 at 1:00. The tour will be limited to a small group and physical distancing will be observed. The tour includes discussion and observation on how we operate a permaculture farm. The event takes about two hours. The tour costs $10.00 per adult and reservations are required. reservations
Rental of the pavilions: You can rent the pavilions for your personal event. Please contact us for more information.
Attention: This farm has many friendly dogs, and we raise sheep and chickens that are not a physical threat to humans. If you are allergic or afraid of animals this would not be an appropriate farm to visit.
No pets! Our dogs are trained that stray animals are a threat.
Laughing Frog Farm is a small, diversified, family farm that raises fruits and vegetables, Gulf Coast Native Sheep, Freedom Ranger meat chickens, and heritage laying hens, using permaculture methods and organic principles.
We use the animals to prepare and fertilize the soil and, without tilling, we can preserve the microbiological integrity of the soil. Each growing season (and we have at least two annually in Texas), we dedicate one garden to raising livestock, fertilizing the soil and clearing the weeds. We have a small aquaponics system an a few geese.
We use permaculture methods to move the water and huglekulture mounds to rise above the floods.
During open farm days you are welcome to bring a lunch and drinks and dine on Chandler’s chainsaw art dining tables, with the opportunity to purchase one and take it home. They are made from farm fresh wood.
We ask that you not bring pets. We are training our dogs to keep strange dogs off the property, and guest dogs greatly complicate that job. Wear closed toed shoes. Hats are great, and remember that mosquitoes, snakes, spiders, etc are all part of the farm.
During tours we request a small donation to the farm to cover the time and effort we put into this tour, but we will not charge an admission fee so everyone, regardless of their financial situation, can attend.
Events are outdoors and will be canceled in the case of heavy rains, but it rains so often we cannot cancel events when it sprinkles.
Please check back for any possible updates.
There is a good map on the contacts page of this website. Google maps take you to my next door neighbor. Just come on down the road to the next gate.
We are located in northern Waller County, Tx., 60 miles from Houston, 40 miles from Bryan, and 100 miles from Austin.