Three little girl lambs were born on a cold, snowy Valentine’s Day at Blackacre State Nature Preserve and Historic Homestead.
The new arrivals need names! To raise funds for the care and feeding of mom and three babies, Blackacre is hosting a virtual baby shower!
With every $10 donation, you can enter a name for one of the lambs. Simply click on the the link below and add name where it asks for special instructions or drop off your donation and name suggestion in the green box located in the barn.
Our goal is to raise $750 to help seed our meadow, provide fencing to protect the farm animals and nutritional supplement.
Join us on Facebook Live March 14th at 11:00 a.m. we will have a virtual shower where we will announce their names.
Thank you for your love and support of Blackacre!

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Keep your sense of proportion by regularly, preferably daily, visiting the natural world.

- Catlin Matthews

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Feed our Farm Animals, Hike one of our Trails, Browse our 1795 Appalachian double crib barn, or Relax at one of our ponds. Make Blackacre your Daycation Destination!

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Over 300 rental plots starting at $15 for the season.

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Blackacre’s primary mission is environmental and pioneer education. Our camps are one of the many ways we fulfill that mission.

Community Garden

Blackacre is the sole manager of the largest Community Garden in Jefferson County with over 200 gardeners renting nearly 300 plots.

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Rent your option of several special spots on Blackacre’s picturesque farm land, including a historic Appalachian Double Crib Log Barn built in the 1790s.



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… just 25 minutes from downtown Louisville … the spacious Blackacre State Nature Preserve & Historic Homestead is a place where visitors can hike, take in the historic grounds …

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