CULLMAN, Ala. – Judy Snead of Snead’s Farmhouse and Deitra Deal will be doing a reading of their new children’s book, “It Takes Two to Make a Farm go Right” at Cullman Health and Rehab center on December 3 at 2:00 p.m. Deitra is the author and publisher of the book which is about Judy’s experience in opening her farmhouse. They will be dressed to match the theme of the book in respective cow and chicken costumes. Judy said, “We’re just going in, reading our book, spreading good cheer for the holidays, just to make people that can’t get outdoors laugh.” They will also be giving away gift certificates for Snead Farmhouse.
The kids’ book is about Judy getting gathering her first animals. Judy said, “When I first started getting the animals, my husband said, ‘lets get some chickens for farm eggs,’ and I said, ‘I don’t know anything about chickens.’” Now Judy offers “how to get your farm started” private sessions.
Judy has recently done an incubation project with the Cullman middle school to teach the science of hatching chicks, she has also taught for ten homeschool programs. The schools rent the incubators for $60, and Snead provides the eggs and equipment. She has also partnered with Kalmbach, a food company in Ohio who provides all of the feed for the chickens who hatch in the schools. Snead’s incubators are available for rent on her website. Judy is NPIP certified, and Snead’s Farmhouse stands as a certified hatchery.
Snead taught herself the process of hatching chicks and she said, “Once I learned the process, I knew immediately that I wanted to share this with kids because it is such a beautiful process to watch a chicken hatch out of an egg.”
Judy’s farm is open to tours. To reserve a spot to tour the Farmhouse, visit https://www.sneadsfarmhouse.com/. The tours last about 2 hours and admission is $10 per person. The tour includes the chance to feed chickens, pigs, cows, goats, ducks, rabbits, etc. Judy also teaches about the different aspects of farm life including breed and hatching. Her animals are always dressed up for the holidays and ready to take pictures. To receive $5 off a picture with Judy’s alpaca, bring this article to the farm during a tour.