Theory and Practice

How Many Sheep Is Enough?

Last week we trekked out to Drumlin Farm to show Z some farm biota: sheep, goats, chickens and a mule or two. Drumlin, which is a Mass Audubon-run site, also has some rescued wild birds including some hawks, owls, and falcons. Z wasn’t really sure what to make of it all: she sort of gave all of the animals the hairy eyeball (so to speak).

This weekend, we met up with some friends to check Davis’ Farmland. Lo and behold more sheep, goats, ponies, cows. You know: farm animals. And it was great!

Davis’ Farmland is a wonderful place, sort of a petting zoo on steroids. The place is packed with all sorts four-legged friends and is geared entirely towards the yard monkey set. The folks at Davis’ are all geared toward providing a friendly, clean (yes, really), interactive experience for the 1 to 12 year olds of Massachusetts. It was quite enjoyable and I can say with certainty that we’ll be going there again.

And while I’m still not a big fan of goats overall, I have to admit, they’re growing on me.


I will post new pictures of Z someday soon. I promise. :)