Woolaroc Museum and Wildlife Preserve will once again host the Spring Trader’s Encampment on April 12 and 13, 2013 at the Mountain Man Camp at Woolaroc.
“Nestled near the shore of Crystal Lake, this camp is one of the most beautiful of its kind and is the perfect setting for a weekend of historical retreat.”
Hosted by Woolaroc’s Mountain Men, Wes & Roger Butcher, the camp has quickly become a favorite for traders and re-enactors from across the country. The camp will be historically accurate, recreating what a settlement of this type would have looked like in the 1840s.
The Trader’s Encampment is open to the public and guests are encouraged to park and walk through the camp. There is no additional admission required; regular admission at the gate includes the Spring Trader’s Camp. “This camp is not only unique; it also serves as a wonderful educational tool for children to visit and experience the lifestyle of earlier times.”
“They will better understand some of the hardships of life back in the days and what it took for families to survive when they truly lived off the land.”
Many of the campers will set up their tents or tipis and have period crafts for the public to view and purchase.
Woolaroc is located 12 miles SW of Bartlesville on Hwy. 123. Visit http://www.woolaroc.org/ for more information.
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It all started with a box of 24 chicks purchased in September of 2009. That along with a turkey named Gobbler (who survived Thanksgiving the previous year) were an effort to create a few farm chores for Jerald and JoDe Bradt’s kiddos, who were “obsessed with video games, to help them learn responsibility and have an interest in the farm. Through those chickens, our oldest son found his passion,” says JoDe.
“Fast forward to Spring of 2010. Our boys started an egg route with the eggs that they gathered from their hens, and we decided to order more chicks, doubling our poultry overnight. That summer, we toyed around with the idea of getting a few goats from a friend who needed to sell some. Later that same night, our lives changed with the devastating reality that Jerad’s dad had a tragic accident. Dealing with that loss put a hold on life in general, but after about six weeks, we were ready to add the goats to our farm. We discovered that through the animals, Jerad was able to escape and have a way of coping with losing his dad.”
“With several hatched eggs here, and a few more furry friends there, our animal collection grew by leaps and bounds. On the day that we planned to look at the llamas, we realized that we had a petting zoo. Thus, The Menagerie was born.”
We have a zoo…
The Menagerie now consists of more than 300 chickens including 20 different breeds, in addition to turkeys, ducks, peacocks, goats, potbellied pigs, miniature donkeys, llamas, rabbits, highland cattle, a miniature zebu steer, a pony, a zebra, micro-pigs, and a camel. When you visit, you never know what new addition we’ll have! Each one has a story as to how they came to our farm, so be sure to ask when you are on your visit!
We hope that you will visit often as we expand our operations. Lots of exciting plans are in store for the future of The Menagerie! Call and make your appointment at 580-430-1269. Whether you are looking for a fun outing with the family or an educational field trip for your class or birthday party, The Menagerie is the perfect place!
Getting some camel love.
Wichita Buffalo Company, at Sandy Springs Farm in Hinton, is hosting basket-weaving classes October and November. Classes are held the second Tuesday and Saturdays and are conducted by Pauline Asbury.
There is a large variety of baskets to be made. In October, make a very pink Breast Cancer Awareness basket. For the month of November, consider making a Santa basket for the upcoming holidays. This is a perfect Oklahoma fall activity on the buffalo ranch.
A $10 deposit is required for each class. Call Sandy Stepp at 405 542-6015 or firstname.lastname@example.org or Pauline Asbury at 405 722-1186, email@example.com, to register for an upcoming class.
Triple S Wildlife Ranch and Resort is a dream come true for Steve Seibert. With animals from many different areas of the world, Seibert’s goal is to provide an unforgettable wildlife experience to ranch visitors.
Located near Calvin, Tripe S Wildlife has native and exotic wildlife from longhorn cattle and bison to wildebeest, water buffalo, zebra and much more. Visit the web site for a Wildlife Directory for the ranch.
Plan a trip to Triple S for a photo safari of the 3,000-acre ranch, an overnight stay or for hunting. Triple S offers different packages to meet the needs of various guests. The ranch offers two options for overnight stays in either the lodge, with meals, a complimentary bar and hot tub, or in one of the cabins.
For hunters, Triple S Wildlife offers the complete set-up including food, lodging, guiding, taxidermy and meat processing. Owner Steve Seibert has pioneered the concept of green, or catch-and-release, hunting.
Call 405-395-2612 to make reservations or visit http://www.sss-ranch.com/Homepage.html for more information.