The Gentle Barn in Dittmer, MO
It is a fun visit. The farm is located about an hour drive southwest of the city in rolling, wooded countryside. It is open with limited hours, currently Sundays from 11 - 1. A visit includes a film about the Barn and lots of opportunities to play with the animals. You can walk right up to the cattle and give them a back scratch. You can hold the turkeys and rub the tummies of the pigs. It is rare to be able to get so close to farm animals. The funniest part was being approached by a turkey, who was having a lovely time standing in front of a fan. The turkey puffed himself up, I think to establish that we were in his space. He seemed disappointed that we weren't frightened.
|One of the St. Louis Six|
|Another heading into the shade|
|This goat had tiny ears|
|A very soft goat|
|Piglet rescued after falling off a truck bound for a feedlot|
|The entrance to the pasture|