MEET A COX FARMER-Q AND A WITH JENNY!

Meet Jenny, diligent plant-waterer and enthusiastic donut cook! She’s a ray of sunshine, and there’s nothing she can’t or won’t do. Bubbly and outgoing, she’ll help make your visit to the Fall Festival spectacular!IMG_2741Q: How many Fall Festivals have you worked?

A: 2016 will be my 4th. I’ve also worked a few winter, spring and summer seasons.

Q: Why did you decide to work at Cox Farms?

A: One of my sons had worked here and I had brought my kids here for years. It’s close to  home, outside, flexible hours and a great job for a mom!

Q: Favorite things at the Fall Festival?

A: The kids, the animals and the food-especially the Rueben Dog!

Q: Hometown?

A: Springfield, Virginia

Q: Family?

A: I have 5 kids and I’ve been married for 25 years.

Q: Any hidden talents?

A: You should hear me do bird calls!

Q: Do you have pets at home?

A: Dachshunds, lizards, and ducks. We had one duckling named Winston and he was very attached to us. When we released him and his siblings into a pond near to our house, Winston kept coming back. So sweet.

Q: Do you have any fears or phobias?

A: Any body of water that I can’t see through to the bottom! And spiders.

Q: Favorite Fall Festival memory?

A: Making the very first apple cider donuts at Cox Farms with co-worker Jeremy!

We love you, Jenny! Don’t forget- our first Employment Open House is July 24th from 1-3. Details: Working at Cox Farms. Hope to see you there!

 

We’re Having a Heatwave!

2016-07-06 14.15.30When the “feels like” temperature reaches above 90 or 100, like it has this week, we urge our employees to drink plenty of water and we supply them with free popsicles to keep them cool. We also make sure that our animals get the same treatment. Animal popsicles and fans to the rescue! They all get the royal treatment! Animals can become stressed in extreme heat and they don’t all have sweat glands like we do. Freezing their favorite snacks in water not only keeps them entertained, it also keeps them hydrated. The chickens and rabbits love herbs and fruit combinations and the angora goats thoroughly enjoy cabbage and peach popsicles.

IMG_2517 Our sheep really appreciate their industrial-size fan that gives them a breeze on a sweltering day. And there’s nothing better than a cool foot bath as far as Equinox, our alpaca, is considered!

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Check out our chickens discovering their first popsicle! The first chicken just jumps right on it while the others are a little more tentative but in the end, they loved their frozen snack: Chickens and Popsicles

Stay cool out there, it’s going to be another hot week!