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2011 Poplar Spring Farm Tour is almost here…

Last year it got up to 102 degrees during the annual Montgomery County Farm Tour, which Poplar Spring Animal Sanctuary participates in. It was hot, and humid, and yet still lots of people came to see the farm and the animals. Last summer was a record-tying hot summer, so it wasn’t that surprising that we had a really hot day on the day of the farm tour.

This year we’ve had a pretty mild summer, and I’ve been happily thinking about the fact that it won’t be 102 on the day of the Farm Tour. And so, guess what? Last weekend was in the low to mid 80’s, but this weekend, the weekend of the Farm Tour, it will be 100 or hotter!

Figures, right?

But it will be worth going if you’re in the area, because last Friday two new piglets arrived! Patty and Paige are around 7 weeks old, and cute as can be.

If you do come, I’ll be in the chicken yard, as usual. Look for me there!

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5 responses to “2011 Poplar Spring Farm Tour is almost here…

  1. Claire July 21, 2011 at 8:07 pm

    That looks like a cool tour!

  2. Deb July 21, 2011 at 8:23 pm

    It’s a pretty cool event – of the three events at the sanctuary each year, this is the one that has the most non-vegetarians and non-vegan, which makes it a pretty decent outreach opportunity. The chicken yard is pretty fun, because most people (or most new visitors, anyway) have never touched or held a bird. We have some chickens who are pretty happy being held (the heat we’ll experience will make it a challenge), and the look on people’s faces…well, I remember the first time I held one! I was in awe to be holding a bird!

    So that’s cool, to give people that experience, and talk to them about the animals.

  3. Greenconsciousness July 22, 2011 at 6:54 pm

    why don’t you hold it in the spring or fall?

  4. Deb July 22, 2011 at 7:01 pm

    Montgomery County holds a county-wide farm tour every year on the 4th Saturday of July. I don’t know why the county chose the hottest part of the year, but it’s out of anyone’s hands but the county’s! PSAS chooses to participate in the tour (they are in Montgomery County, MD and are technically a farm), and most of the visitors are non-veg people, and thus it’s a great way to do outreach to people who might not have otherwise been exposed to veganism.

    The sanctuary’s biggest event, however, is the Open House, which is in the fall. And of course the “thanksgiving for the turkeys” is also big (especially last year – I believe there were over 1,000 people last year!), and is held the saturday before thanksgiving.

  5. Bea V Elliott July 23, 2011 at 1:55 pm

    How precious! I love a pig’s tail – One curls to the left, the other to the right! Hugs to Patty and Paige!

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