We are often asked where the animals from the petting zoo GO in the winter?!?!?
The zoo area is not very hospitable in the winter, so it is a fair enough question.
The large animals – Molly, Lilly, the llama girls, horse, ponies and donkeys are turned into the large wooded pasture that you see when you come up the driveway. There are three loafing sheds in the trees to protect them from the cold winds, wet and snow.
(Here are a couple pics of the "door shed" Jill and Lois created. Approximately 12 x 20 and cost less than $200!)
The small animal herd is in a separate smaller pen sharing a shelter.
The old barn has been converted to the poultry / bunny barn.
Clara tucked in for the long, cold, dark season.
George and Ruby have a brand new fully insulated house.
Winter 2015/2016 a straw house……..winter 2016/2017 a wood house…… winter 2017/2018 brick????
Just because we close to the public doesn’t mean the work stops. The animals still need food, water and boy are they attention hogs after working in the zoo all summer!