TAMWORTH VILLAGE, N.H. — At Remick Country Doctor Museum & Farm in Tamworth Village, spring is providing lots of little ways to celebrate the season during Spring On The Farm on Saturday, June 8, from 11 a.m.–3 p.m. Now in its second year, the event marks the occasion of welcoming new livestock arrivals to the farm by providing visitors with face-to-face time with the baby animals. Additional fresh-air and family-friendly activities round out the day.
During this year’s event, visitors have the opportunity to meet and greet goat kids, lambs, piglets, and Avery, the museum’s newest heifer calf. Grown-up versions of these animals are also a part of the day: on view are dairy and beef cows; Pepper, a Flemish Giant rabbit; and a miniature horse named Sadie. The museum’s Hillsdale 4-H Dairy Club members share the spotlight with their favorite animals to help with introductions and the Carroll County Clovers 4-H Club joins in to show off their yolked working steers.
New this year, the Remick Farm Olympics—a compete-against-yourself event—takes place throughout the day and offers participants of all ages the opportunity to try their skill at various farm-related chores. In addition, the herbal remedy Boo-Boo Station is the place to discover safe and natural healers for “Olympic” mishaps, backyard cuts, scrapes and related seasonal woes on the farm or at home.
Further activities include carding a piece of wool fleece, needle felting, and milking a “goat”—a wooden display that simulates the task of milking a goat. At the museum’s Milk House, try churning milk into butter and tour the building that once served as Doc Remick’s milk bottling plant. Farm animal crafts will take place in the Museum Center’s Hearth Room; the Museum Center and Barn will be open for self-led tours.
Face painting returns with a colorful selection of springtime designs, a scavenger hunt helps familiarize visitors with the museum and grounds, and The Binsack Trail, with its interpretive kiosks, is open for walking and understanding the farm’s setting within the surrounding village and landscape.
“This is such a special time of year on the farm,” said farm manager Lindsey McAllister. “We are excited to welcome visitors back to the grounds after what’s been an unusual stretch of wet and cool weather. Like all of us here at the museum, I know visitors will be thrilled to get outside to meet our newest arrivals and enjoy the fun activities too.”
The cost for the event is $10.00, $5.00 for children ages 5-10, and free for children ages 4 and younger. Members receive a $2.00 discount. The Purple Straw food truck will be onsite throughout, selling smoothies and more. The event will take place rain or shine.
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