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Who Lives on our Farm?

Meet our farm residents during Vermont’s Open Farm Week: cuddle a chicken, hug a lamb, pet a horse. Learn what makes each animal unique and how we take care of them.

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Farm Chores for Children

On Thursday afternoons through the summer, children (and their adult companion) may join the farm staff at Merck Forest & Farmland Center for daily chores. Youngsters may feed the horses, pick berries, collect eggs and perform other tasks. These farm-centered “workshops” are designed to introduce children to simple farm routines and products, and to meet …

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Countdown to Sleigh Rides

 Over the years, Merck Forest and Farmland Center has offered sleigh and wagon rides through the farm and forest. This winter, we will once again be hosting sleigh rides. Keep your fingers crossed for snow; starting Saturday, December 21, the Sweetheart Sleigh will make its annual debut, and this two person sleigh will run weekends …

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