FARMHAND for the WEEKEND AT FARMS WITH OVERNIGHT ACCOMMODATIONS, GUESTS ARE INVITED TO HELP WITH CHORES AND EARN THEIR REST. by Jodi Helmer HAVE YOU EVER WONDERED what it would be like to live on a farm? Farmers across the Blue Ridge region are throwing open their pasture gates and inviting overnight guests to experience life on the farm. You can help with chores like collecting eggs, feeding sheep and harvesting vegetables, creating a connection to the farmers who grow your food (not to mention eating gourmet meals in a pastoral paradise). Of course, pitching in as a farmhand isn't a requirement of a farm stay. You can also relax on the porch overlooking the pastures or nuzzle the goats. These three farms in the Blue Ridge region offer more than just a place to spend the night. 34 | BlueRidgeCountry.com The attractiveness of farm vacations is built around bucolic settings and other-era activities.