May 132008

WOODSTOCK, VERMONT – Billings Farm & Museum, celebrating its 25th Anniversary year, announces its spring farm programs for children ages 3 and up. Programs for Preschoolers will be offered in May on Tuesday mornings: 9:00 — 10:30 a.m. Each program will feature a different farm theme with a story, special visit to the farm, hands-on activity, and snack. The cost is $3.00 per person for Billings Farm & Museum members, and $5.00 per person for non-members (includes admission to the Farm & Museum).
The Cows Are Going to Paris. Tuesday, May 13. “Bonjour! Bonjour!” The cows have grown tired of the French countryside and decide to board a train for Paris. They dress up royally to tour the city sites but are happy when they return to their tranquil life in the country. We’ll learn a few French words, enjoy a treat français, and roll hoops like the les vaches (cows) in Paris!
When Pigasso Met Mootisse. Tuesday, May 20. See the farm as a colorful painting, after reading this wonderful book about a painterly pig and an artsy cow who create an artistic masterpiece and a close friendship. We’ll talk about what we see in the pictures; make our own “moosterpiece,” and share a creative snack with friends.

Weaving the Rainbow. Tuesday, May 27. You and I might see white wool on the sheep, but the weaver sees rainbow sheep. Enjoy this beautifully illustrated journey through the seasons to the spring shearing, then visit our Southdown sheep and lambs. Discover how wool is carded, spun, dyed, and woven and weave your own creation to take home.

To register for Programs for Preschoolers, please call 802/457-2355, weekdays, between 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Each program has limited enrollment, and advance registration is required.

Contact Information:
Susan Plump, Diane Konrady
Public Relations, Agritourism Coordinator
Billings Farm & Museum, Vermont Farms! Association
802-457-2355, 866-348-FARM (3276),