Baby Animals at the Critter Barn

We desperately need spring to come to our area. Everyone is so sick of the snow so on the first semi-warm spring weekend we headed down to the Critter Barn to see the baby animals.

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We arrived around 10:30 and the parking lot was getting fuller.  The girls started with the pony.

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There are so many animals everyone can see their favorite, from chickens, to goats and cows.

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This is Mr. Chops the oldest living pot belly pig.

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There are lots of rabbits to pet, they sit on tables to be at an accessible height for kids.

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There is a cat room and they all seemed to be very comfy on this table.

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You can hold a little duckling.

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Or watch a milking demonstration. The kids were encouraged to come up and try to milk the goat.

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This big guy liked to have his ears scratched.

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And an entertaining episode of “Goat of Thrones” had the girls narrating for a while.

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We had a fun Saturday morning petting animals, talking about how cute they are and even learning a thing or two. I appreciate the many hand washing stations and all the volunteers that are in each room to help out.

The Critter Barn is open for spring hours Mon – Wed from 10-1, Thur – Fri from 10-7 and Saturday from 10-3. Admission is free but a donation is requested.

http://www.critterbarn.org/site/c.ihKMIWPDIqE/b.4169737/k.8AD8/Plan_My_Visit__Michigan__Handson_Learning_with_Animals____Critter_Barn.htm

 

The Chicken Chick

 

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18 thoughts on “Baby Animals at the Critter Barn

  1. So glad you visited me as it made me come to check you out! These are beautiful photos! I loved seeing each of them. Thank you for the follow too. Have a great week!

  2. Looks like a fun way to enjoy the nice spring day! Cute animals!

  3. inspiredbyjune

    How fun! Great pics of all the animals. Milking a goat is not as easy as one may think 😉

  4. What a fun outing! The animals are so cute!
    Thanks for linking up.

  5. Aw, my middle son and biggest animal lover would love a place like this! What a fun day. That white pony is just beautiful.

    Thanks for sharing with Small Victories Sunday linky. Hope you continue to join us each week!

  6. So sorry to be late in visiting from Song-ography. But now I REALLY want a little white lamb! :). Thanks for joining in at Song-ography.

  7. Vickie

    Glad you finally got some sunshine, though I can still see a little bit of snow in some of your pictures. Thanks for sharing the great pictures.

  8. budgettraveltalk

    Goats love climbing – the higher the better – I can see them loving the obstacle course.

  9. richellaparham

    What a great place! Thanks for sharing your pics–those baby goats are too cute!

  10. malaysianmeanders

    I kind of wish you had a transcript of the Goat of Thrones conversation. I bet it was funny. Those little critters are adorable, and I bet doing some hand-on goat milking was quite an experience.

  11. I’m so jealous. I wish we had some place like this around us so I could take my littles!

    Thanks so much for linking up your post with us over at Tell It To Me Tuesday, we hope to see you linking up more great stuff with us next week!

  12. So many animals to interact with! Looks like a fun day! Wish we can go here or to a nearer farm soon as I really wanted my son to have a go in touching animals. He esp love cows =) #ordinarymoments

  13. mummydaddyme

    Wow that looks like a great farm, what a lot of animals to see and have fun with. The farms near us aren’t anywhere near as good as that, looks like you had a wonderful day out. x

  14. Love baby animals! Sounds like a fun day. We have a public farm about a half an hour away that is a lot like this. So fun for kids! Thanks for sharing it with SYC.
    hugs,
    Jann

  15. Looks like you had a fabulous time – I’d really like to give that big guy a scratch behind the ears! #supermommyclub

  16. Jamie

    Sure wish we had some place like that close to where we live. Such fun and a wonderful learning experience for the kiddos!

  17. Oh I love Critter Barn! We live in Holland and I try and go regularly, the goats are my favorite.

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