Ari loves animals. When we go into my parent’s backyard, in Brooklyn, he asks if there are “Baas” (sheep) or cows there. I decided it was time to take him to a real farm so he could see animals in their natural environment.

After some research, I found Fosterfields Living Historical Farm, located in Morristown, NJ. It’s about an hour drive from NYC.

Admission to the farm is $2.00 for 2-3 years olds, $4.00 for kids, and $6.00 for adults. Ari is not yet two, so he got in for free!

The farm is set at the turn of the century so one can get a feel for what it was like to pump your own water and wash your own laundry by hand. Ari loved these activities.

He must have spent half an hour washing and hanging laundry. Then he had a chance to see week old baby piglets, feed the chickens, and collect eggs!

And, of course, we saw some sheep, cows, lambs and even some horses. The horses were named Calvin and Hobbes.

Fosterfields is a great place for kids to have a chance to interact with animals in their natural environment. For more information on the farm, click here.

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