Old McDonald Had a Farm…
Farm animals are so cute aren’t they? At Farm Crawl you can see many different types of animals and have to chance to learn about how they are part of the farm ecosystem, what they eat and how they grow.
What animals can you expect?
It is believed cows were domesticated from wild oxen some 10,500 years ago! Since then they have become a farming staple providing meat, dairy, strength, compost and more to farms around the world. Visit Manorun Farm for a hands-on milking demonstration and Spruce Court Farm to learn about raising organic dairy cattle.
Chickabee Farm, Simpler Thyme and Manorun Farm all give you the chance to see chickens in action. You’ll probably see the ladies (most farms have laying hens) walking around snacking on bugs and digging in the grass.
Did you know a person with an allergy to chicken eggs might be able to eat duck eggs? Visit Simpler Thyme to meet some Muscovy Ducks and maybe even get to hold a duckling.
Honey Bees have been in the news a lot recently. Stop by Weir’s Lane or Chickabee to learn more about bees and their importance for our local farms and food system. Check the event pages for the farms to see what times they will be opening their hives.
Did you know Alpaca fleece is naturally flame resistant, water repellent and warmer than sheep fleece? Come meet these amazing (and cute) animals at Alpacas from Eighth and Mud during the crawl. You can also visit their store and bring home some alpaca fleece products for yourself.
All the farmers and all their animal friends look forward to meeting you at Farm Crawl!