Saturday, March 28, 2009

Drumlin Farm

By K.J. Cardinal

When we awoke this morning, we had little idea of what a great day we would have because Anna woke up at 4:30 a.m. with a low-grade fever.

She thankfully fell back to sleep around 5:30 and when she awoke again it was nearly 9 a.m. and we were psyched not only that she let us sleep in, but that she had also kicked her fever.

So, with a happy, healthy baby and a beautiful day ahead of us, we decided to go to Drumlin Farms in Lincoln. We had not been there before, but it was "Woolapalooza" so we were pretty much guaranteed a good time. Woolapalooza basically means they hand-shear the sheep and have lots of sheep-related goods on hand for you to see like spinning the wool, knitting, etc... the name is probably actually better than the event itself.

Prior to leaving I went online and considered getting a Mass Audubon Society Family Membership, but we opted against buying it right then because we wanted to see how Anna liked Drumlin Farm.

When we got there though, they were offering the family membership for HALF PRICE! So, it was really a no brainer because it only cost $29 and we have a year access to the 45 different parks across the state that make up the Mass Audubon Society.

Enough about logistics and memberships though. Drumlin Farm was a nice spot.

I'm not sure Anna cared about seeing any of the wool exhibits and quite frankly neither did I, but the place had tons of animals.

Anna learned how to "hoot, hoot" like an owl and "caw, caw" like a crow. She has also perfected her sheep "baaahhh", so it was perfectly fitting when we encountered this old lady there that was playing Old McDonald on a harp. If it were just Angie and I there, I would've thought this lady was very odd and creepy, but Anna liked her, so it was all good.

Anyway, here's a video that shows the day's events. Enjoy!

Lastly, I leave you with the following photo... note the sign on the left... classic.


  1. Anna is so lucky having you both as parents. She will get to go to so many places and experience so many things because you both are always up to doing something fun and adventurousome. I just love the videos because it makes me feel a part of her life even though I'm not there... I love you so very much, Love Mom

  2. Cricket and Samantha are frequent Drumlin Farm visitors. Nice way to spend a few low-stress hours and make all the animal sounds.

    The Mass Audubon membership pays for itself in a few visits.