Ask yourself, what do you really know about cows? Exactly, so they give us milk and speak what is often a child's first word, "Moo." Billings Farm has come up with interesting ways to teach all of us why cows rock. The "Cowledge Bowl" is a competition for families featuring question and answer sessions, with prizes being awarded to those cow-inclined. Learn even more visiting the working dairy farm, make and taste homemade butter and hand-cranked ice cream, and wander through the farm house from a cow's perspective [what exactly a cow would think of a house is beyond me]. "Judge Jerseys" with Billings Farm manager and help him select the best Jersey in the herd, make cow pizza, and visit the calf nursery to help name a newborn calf. The simple things bring us balance I am told. I figure many of us might want to consider making this trip!
Admission: adults $11; age 62 and over $10; children: 5-15 yrs $6; 3-4 yrs $3 and includes all activities and programs, plus the working dairy farm, museum exhibits, and the 1890 Farm House, plus a viewing of "A Place in the Land", an Academy Award nominee film.