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FAQ with clover

Get clarity from Clover on some commonly-asked questions!

  • Why do you have animals on your farm?
    Our animals are part of our staff! Like many of our customers, we value the health of the environment and the creatures in it. We believe in regenerative agriculture practices in which animals are meant to be part of the farm ecosystem. Our goats and sheep help manage invasive grasses, shrubs and weeds and clear new spaces for growing. Our chickens help manage and prevent pest problems and are constantly providing healthy organic matter across our farm through their droppings. All of our animals benefit from diverse forage and love being outside. And let's be honest - we adore them all!
  • Can we pet your animals?
    If you come by to pick up flowers or join an event, you are welcome to spoil our animals with affection and attention! Parents especially love using our farm as a great opportunity to teach animal kindness to children. We are happy to assist kids in feeding and petting the animals during your visit. Our customers love bringing our chickens and ducks peas, watermelon or strawberries for a fresh and safe snack. Our visitors love giving face rubbies to our goats and enjoy giving them some fresh tree leaves. Our followers also know that our goats also enjoy nibbling on fingers, clothes, zippers, hats, gloves, hair, earlobes, noses and anything that looks interesting. Careful of their horns! Our goats have their natural horns and like to use them to communicate.
  • Why do your goats have horns?
    Did you know that most breeds of goats and sheep have horns naturally? In traditional farm settings, goat horns are often removed through various methods to prevent injury in large herds. Oftentimes this means disbudding goats about two weeks after birth, using a hot iron or electric debudder. At Dogwood, we chose not to do this process with Clover and Cricket. Our sheep are a breed that are typically hornless at birth due to breeding.
  • Do you shear your sheep for wool?
    Holly Golightly and Petal are both Katahdin sheep, which are a breed of hair sheep. This means that they grow thick wool in the winter but shed it naturally as temperatures warm in the spring. They love rubbing up against fences to help shed out their coats and get their itchies out. See if you can find some wool left behind on their fenceline!
  • Do you use chemicals on your flowers?
    No! You can feel confident in the flowers you buy and handle from Dogwood. We use biological amendments made in-house and do not use synthetic fertilizers, pesticides or fungicides.
  • Do you do wedding flowers?
    Our customers often fall in love with Dogwood's flowers and want them for their weddings. As of now, we do not offer wedding florals but know other flower farms in the area that do offer wedding flowers. Contact us if you would like a recommendation.
  • When do summer subscriptions start?
    Our customers are always so excited to get their first summer bouquets. Our summer subscriptions start in June during peony season and are so worth the wait. Keep an eye on your email for the announcement of our first bouquets! Our customers love hitting the pause button to drive out to the farm to pickup their bouquets. Subscription pickups are Sundays between 9:00am-2:00pm.
  • Do you sell your eggs?
    Yes! We sell our eggs throughout the year on a first-come, first-served basis. During the summer, you can purchase them on weekends by coming to our farm cart on Sundays. When our cart is closed, you can work with Kendra to order eggs and arrange pickup by texting or calling 262-348-6634.
  • I've never had farm fresh eggs before. What do I need to know?
    You're in for a treat! Our customers love eating our farm-fresh eggs and especially enjoy watching our fluffy-butted chickens free-range on the farm. Our eggs are unwashed to keep their natural protective coating intact. Since farm fresh eggs are different than store-bought ones, customers love displaying their eggs on their countertops to enjoy all week long. Your eggs can be unrefrigerated for up to 3 weeks after purchase but can be refrigerated at any time.
  • Wow! Why are your eggs so colorful?!
    Our customers are always surprised at the rainbow of eggs in our cartons. Did you know that different breeds of chickens lay different colors of eggs? You will often find blue, aqua, olive, and chocolate eggs alongside the traditional tans and whites in your egg cartons!
  • When are you open?
    We are open from 9:00am - 2:00pm on Sundays from April to September. We also are open for special events and popups. Subscribe to our email list to stay in the loop!
  • What should I wear if I want to walk around?
    Our visitors know that Dogwood is at Mother Nature’s whim and are mindful when packing a bag and selecting footwear. Customers love to enjoy the short walking path around our property and often bring sunglasses and comfortable footwear to ensure a pleasant visit.
  • Do you have bathrooms?
    We don't have public bathrooms on our property, so please plan accordingly.
  • Can we bring our dog?
    Not-so-fun fact: Domestic dogs are the one of the top killers of chickens. Our flock will be free-ranging during your visit and may be under the careful watch of our own pup, Piper; therefore, we do not allow other dogs at Dogwood. That being said, we do love dogs and would love to say hi to your pup through your car window! Below: Our own sweet pup, Piper ❤️
  • We love Dogwood. How can we support you?!
    We love it when customers share our farm with others. Share photos or tag us on social media. It makes our day!
  • Where do I park?
    Great question! Our customers park in front of the big yellow barn. Please be mindful and avoid blocking the driveway and turnaround.

Let us know if you have any other questions!
We are so grateful you are here.

regenerative agriculture (noun)

 A group of growing and grazing practices that, among other benefits, reverse climate change by rebuilding lost soil organic matter and soil biodiversity.

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