Summer family fun found

(Pittsburgh) Tribune-Review | June 16, 2011

As reported by Jill King Greenwood, in the Pittsburgh Tribune Review  June 16,2011:

” Before your know it, summer will be flying by and the kids will be crying the familiar refrain ‘We’re bored!’

…. Perhaps a weekend away from the stresses of the big city?  Family Farm  ‘Staycations’ at the Weatherbury Farm in Avella, Washington County, attract about 400 people every summer.  Ninety five percent of attendees are families, said Marcy Tudor, who runs the farm with her husband, ‘Farmer’ Dale and son, ‘Farmer’ Nigel.

Guests at the 100 acre farm — about 35 minutes southwest of Pittsburgh — stay in suites in a fully renovated barn. Every day after breakfast, guests can help with farm chores, such as weeding the garden or gathering eggs.

‘What we really like are the people who want to know where their food comes from,’ Marcy Tudor said. ‘We let the children know that the eggs they get in that carton at the supermarket didn’t originate in the supermarket; they came from a farm. Our mission is to educate.

‘And, of course, it’s nice to see people get away from the city, slow down and relax a little.’ ”