Pratice your rural lifestyle at two working farms. Sip locally roasted, fair-trade coffee at Near & Natural on your way to Shirley Bianco’s WoolWorks. Bianco makes her own organic wool, teaches classes, and sells yarn from her farmhouse. Get a free knitting lesson (e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org to book a time) or drop in on a Saturday wool-making class. Break for lunch of the burger and chili variety at The Meetinghouse (635 Old Post Road, Bedford Village, 914-234-5656), then return to the farm for a horseback-riding lesson from trainer Cathy Davis (group or private lessons are $45 per half hour; call 914-497-6996). Finish your day with a restorative visit with the goats, sheep, Kerry cows, chickens, and Red Bourbon turkeys at Rainbeau Ridge.
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