Small Farm Animals event slated for Harmonist Barn

May 1, 2019 Cranberry Living


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Sarah Felsing, left, and Tehya Hall pet a lamb during last year's small animal event.

HARMONY — Children and their families will have a chance to meet baby farm animals this month.

The Harmony Museum and Butler County 4-H have teamed up to sponsor a Small Farm Animals Day from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. May 11 at the Harmonist Barn.

The event provides an opportunity to meet the animals and the 4-H youths who care for them. Plans call for lambs, goats, rabbits, alpacas and a calf to be on display and available for petting.

The Harmonist Barn, one of the oldest existing barns west of the Allegheny Mountains, also contains some of the museum's collection of early farm tools and equipment.

“While Butler County has a long agricultural heritage, it's now very difficult for most of our current residents to see and interact with baby farm animals,” said Rodney Gasch, Historic Harmony president. “We are excited to team up with Butler County 4-H members to share the joy of baby farm animals and to tell the stories of our region's agricultural heritage.”

Antique farm tractors also will be on display and vendors of farm products and crafts will sell their products, Gasch said.

The event is free with parking available at the barn. Gasch said donations to the Harmony Museum will be accepted.

Butler County 4-H has 25 different clubs with more than 330 members that focus on small and large animal projects as well as sewing and baking, shooting sports and robotics

If You're Going

WHAT: Small Farm Animals Day

WHEN: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. May 11

WHERE: Harmonist Barn, 303 Mercer Road, Harmony

COST: Free

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