Pretty much everything farm related makes me sneeze. And itch. And cough. But in spite of my immune system's obvious distaste for all things farm related, I cannot help it…I love visiting area farms this time of year to see all the new, ADORABLE, animals that have been born. And I'm guessing I'm not the only one! Pick a beautiful day, and head out to visit some of Fairfield County’s newest -- and furriest -- residents at some of the following locations. And for more springtime fun check out our Mommy Poppins Spring Guide.
After April 1st, visit Silverman’s Farm between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. to tour their animal exhibit. Farm animals, as well as more hard to find animals such as buffalo and alpacas, are all on site.
Heckscher Farm at the Stamford Nature Center
Stamford (Currently updating)
Head to the Stamford Nature Center in May to enjoy Spring on the Farm Festival Weekend. Watch the sheep being shorn, and take a hayride around Heckscher Farm to visit all the new baby animals. Face painting, crafts, and a plant sale are offered as well. Popular food trucks will be on site. Non-member admission is $10.
Wells Hollow Farm & Creamery
Come see Jack, Milo and Red, along with chickens, goats, bunnies and other furry friends on your visit to this favorite ice cream haunt in Shelton. Wells Hollow Farm opens for business March 31, with hours from noon to 9 p.m. every day.
photo courtesy of Wells Hollow Farm & Creamery
Visit Ambler Farm any day of the week between dawn and dusk, however Saturdays are best. The animals – sheep, goats, rabbits and chickens – are near the farmstand and always like meeting new friends!
New Pond Farm
Take a trip to New Pond Farm, West Redding’s educational center and working farm. Cows, sheep, chickens and honey bees are all in residence. Sign up for some great spring programming. Register in advance for programs as space is limited.
Sign up in advance for The Hickories very own Farm Animal Tour. Baby lambs and goats will be ready to play with your little ones! Tours are free for CSA members. Register online to reserve a place a space on the tour.
photo courtesy of the Connecticut Beardsley Zoo
Connecticut Beardsley Zoo
OK, these animals may NOT be babies... but they are so cute and small! The Connecticut Beardsley Zoo has added Caramel and Nutmeg, two Miniature horses, to the New England Farmyard exhibit! When you visit them this spring, you may also get lucky to see adorable baby guinea hogs in the barnyard as well. The Zoo is open daily from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Originally written 5/2013.