A recently discovered alternative to the indoors, going "outside" offers adventurous explorers exposure to things such as wind, sunshine, and the naturally occurring mazes found in corn fields. Leave the indoors with today's Groupon: for $10, you get a one-to-two-hour tour for two at the sustainable Full House Farm, located in Sebastopol (a $20 value).
Featured in The New York Times and on ABC 7, Full House Farm fosters interaction with barnyard crops and critters and educates agritourists about sustainable living. Originally opened as a horse haven by owner and equestrian expert Christine Cole, Full House Farm now nourishes organic-fed field grazers and encourages farm visitors to befriend their animal tenants. Traipse around the homestead's organic garden to learn about how to craft a successful seed sanctuary before sampling the farm's creamy goat cheese. Visitors can palm fresh eggs in the chicken coop, commune with horses and sheep, and pose for photos next to the crop shop's tractor. Full House Farm also furnishes a triad of vacation rentals for out-of-town trekkers as well as a hodgepodge of horse workshops that highlight the therapeutic power and potential stand-up comedy skills of stallions. An adult must accompany all children. Reservation is required.