By Lisa Oswald
Do you like looking at and holding adorable baby farm animals? If you answered yes, then plan on stopping at Govin’s Meats & Berries farm to enjoy their glorious lambing barn.
People of all age can enjoy the lambing barn, which includes newborn sheep, lambs, chicks, pigs, alpacas and horses. Visitors can view all of these animals, hold them and even get their picture taken with them. There is always a chance of witnessing a birth as well.
According to co-owner John Govin, the general rule of thumb is: “anything you can fit in your lap, we will help you hold.”
This will be the ninth year that John and his wife Julie Govin have opened their lambing barn to the public, and they like to create a quality experience for their visitors. A horse drawn wagon ride is included in the admission price and concessions are available.
“As farmers, it’s the most fun we have all year,” John Govin said. “We love it, absolutely love it!”
Please keep in mind that all activities will be in the barn, rain or shine, so make sure to dress accordingly. Since spring is just around the corner, why wouldn’t you want to check out the cute animals for a fun day at the farm?
Govin’s Meats and Berries is located just east of Menomonie between I-94 and Hwy 12/29.
Lambing barn hours:
March 22, 23, 29 and 30 April 5 and 6
10 a.m. to 4 p.m.