Farm Animal Days 2017
Our family loves this event. I first went when my oldest was in his last year of preschool and he is now 11, so I think this was our 7th year. We love it! I especially love this year because I could tell that the pre-registration seemed to help with crowd control and they do suggest to go either at 9 am or 1 pm. We went at 1 pm and it wasn't hard to get in or out.
It also helped that you just looked at the baby chicks this year, rather than holding them, so the lines were significantly shorter.
Now, on to the experiences of Animal Farm Days. We love the tractors, especially loved being able to pet the baby lamb, goat, and the pigs. We also saw something new this year, they had flies there with all their different stages and was neat to learn that they go through metamorphosis similar to a butterfly or moth.
We also love the pretty view while we ate our free ice cream, although you may leave a donation if you like. They educate you on the different dairy cows on how big they will get and how much milk they will produce. We missed the milk production presentation this year, but it's neat to learn the process of how we get milk from cows.
They seem to always have this event come around around March or April every year and seems like they have it fairly organized now. They also have hand washing stations for after touching the animals. I would also bring your own little bottle of hand sanitizer if you can. Hope you get to check out Animal Farm Days for next year. It is located off Lake Wheeler Road near Historic Yates Mill Pond. It is a beautiful area and I'm sure there is lots we didn't see that was also there with booths set up for more information.
*First appeared in April/May 2017 Triangle LOCAL newsletter