The Baby Animals Event From Strawberry Banke Museum: Why You Should Go

April 27, 2018

Baby Animals: Heritage Breeds at the Banke” was the event that caught people’s attention at the Strawbery Banke Museum from Portsmouth.

Lots of animals are going to be present at the “Baby Animals: Heritage Breeds at the Banke” event. Among them, we can find bunnies, chicks that had just hatched, and piglets. This event will start on Saturday and will keep its doors open until the 19th of April.

The show will take place in the same week as the school vacation week in New Hampshire and is bound to be a success with breeds of livestock from Europe, Africa, UK, Ireland, and South America.

Peter Cook, who is a breeder on the show, stated that it is the collection of rare breeds that are going to be popular. There are breeds with less than 1,000 animals and they are all going to be at the Strawbery Banke. People will have the occasion to learn more, or even new things, about the heritage breeds. It is good to keep in mind that it is all thanks to the breeders from New England, otherwise, we would not be able to see them.

There will be more than 12 different breeds of children’s farms in hampshire, too, with animals such as pigs, turkeys, goats, lambs, and bunnies. We will find them under a heated tent on the property of Strawbery Banke, together with lots of others breeders from the whole New England. You will probably see animals, which you did not even know existed before: Gloucestershire Old Spot pigs, Mulefoot pigs, Nigerian dwarf goats, Clun Forest, San Clemente and Soay, Gulf Coast, and Jacob native sheep breeds.

There will also be lots of baby animals, which have yet not born yet, ever. However, we cannot be sure which animal is going to be the most popular from there. Seacord said that “whatever’s moving” will get the most attention. But let us not forget about baby piglets, either. They like to run in circles around each other.

Do not forget that this is a chance for you to learn more!

Not only you will get to take photographs, but breeders are there to ask your questions, they will talk about the development of babies, the aspects of being a husband in that world and why are there people who chose to preserve these endangered animals for the future.  However, you are not allowed to touch the cute animals. It is for the best with these animals, since they have been breed in various farms and germs can travel from one animal to other and this can be dangerous.

There are a limited number of tickets which cost $35/child and which will allow your little one to have breakfast and meet the animals and their breeders in a small meeting before the exhibit opens. Your child will have the chance to learn about feeding and milking the animals and about fiber and spinning.

Adults, too, can enjoy an event, a wine and beer one, on Thursday and Friday from 4:30-6PM, with tickets of $30/person.

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Andi Perullo de Ledesma

I am Andi Perullo de Ledesma, a Chinese Medicine Doctor and Travel Photojournalist in Charlotte, NC. I am also wife to Lucas and mother to Joaquín. Follow us as we explore life and the world one beautiful adventure at a time.

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