“Heart & Soil” Theme: The Layne Klein Farm Family of Forks Township

Date(s) - 05/24/2014
1:30 pm

Sigal Museum




How does a farm family put its heart and soul into the soil and business of farm operation? Layne and Beth Klein of 410 Klein Rd., Forks Township will explain what a 24-hour/7-days-a-week life demands of the owners and why they have loved it so much and so long. Three generations of Kleins have farmed the 170 acres for 75 years and plan on passing on the heritage of land and work to their children. They will explain how a fluke accident–a cow rolling on and breaking Layne’s leg–forced them to step back and reassess their livelihood. Their conclusion: keep going but in a different way. With their 160 animals (mostly cows but including the occasional geese, goats, sheep, and peacocks) they produce not only pleasure and instruction to visitors but gourmet cheese, raw milk, eggs, and beef, which they offer at the farm store. And yes, a farm can even have a Facebook page. But hear them in person at the Sigal Museum on Saturday, May 24, 1:30 pm, while you can view the photos taken by Rick Smith exhibited in the “Heart and Soil” exhibit upstairs in the Chrin Gallery.