WTF: What A Difference A Year Makes

This summer is shaping up as a lot hotter than last.

Except at Wakeman Town Farm.

A year ago, passions blazed  at the “organic demonstration homestead” on Cross Highway. Steward Michael Aitkenhead and his family were ousted. Many of the farm’s friends and fans responded with outrage. Fingers pointed, tongues wagged — the heat was on.

A year later, all is calm. Crops are growing nicely; educational programs hum along, and Aitkenheads are enjoying a very peaceful summer.

It’s all on display this Saturday (July 14, 12-4 p.m.). WTF hosts a “down-home family event for kids and families of all ages.”

Along with “festive food trucks and farmyard lawn games,” there will be pony rides, Kaia kids’ yoga, a petting zoo, face painting and a pie-eating contest.

A press release invites you to check out the organic vegetable gardens, picnic on the grounds, meet the farmers — “and see what all the buzz is about!”

Buzz. It’s a far better sound than last summer’s gunfire.

(All proceeds benefit the programs and upkeep of Wakeman Town Farm. The suggested donation is $5 for children, $10 for adults. Food is available for purchase.)

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