“I’m like Crocodile Dundee for farms,” said Chad Axelrod, activities director at The Elden of Bradford Retirement Residence, as he carried a baby lamb.
Axelrod also got to hold a baby goat, a tiny pot-bellied pig, and a fancy crested duck nicknamed Donald Trump during the visit of baby farm animals from Woolley Wonderland Farms on April 26.
The Potting Shed at The Elden, an open area used for gardening and casual events, was filled with residents and the newest spring additions to the farm: ducklings, chicks, bunnies, lambs and kids.
Woolley Wonderland, located at Lakehurst in the Kawarthas, is owned by Karen and Glenn Woolley, and shares a petting farm through “critter visits” to schools, libraries, parties, camps, and retirement residences.
“It’s fun,” said Woolley Farm staffer Milena Weinberg, carrying a bin filled with ducklings. “We travel all over to bring fun to everybody.”
Residents could hold the chicks and baby bunnies, or pat the lambs, kids and piglet. There was plenty of laughter, as the farm babies frolicked in a temporary pen – and, occasionally, made a break for freedom.