Last week, while the sun was shining, I toured part of Hershey Farm's 23 acres. Starting in front of Hershey Farm Restaurant I was delighted to meet the two newest additions to the Hershey Farm family, sheep named Buwe (pronounced Boova - it means boy in PA Dutch) and his sister Fluff. These friendly farm animals greeted me with sweet faces and happy personalities, even before I produced a bag of animal feed I had brought along (feed for the animals is available in the Inn lobby and the Outdoor Market).
After visiting with Buwe and Fluff I made my way down to the red barn. The red barn is located behind the restaurant next to the fishing pond (a future post). The red barn is home to a few goat families. A trip to Hershey Farm, especially in the Spring and Summer months would not be complete without visiting these characters. Each goat will compete for your attention using every trick in the book. These clever farm animals enjoy eating feed from your hand and being scratched on the head.
Each grouping of goats has an inside and an outside pen, which makes visiting in wet and rainy weather possible. When you are in the area, plan on taking the time to visit the fun and friendly farm animals that call Hershey Farm home.