Easter at the Farm in Ottawa

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Baby bunny.  Photo: James Morgan

Animals are a big part of the culture surrounding Easter.  Chicks, ducklings, bunnies, and lambs all have a place in the secular and religious symbolism of the season. And, almost everyone likes looking at cute baby animals, too.  The Canada Agriculture and Food Museum, located at the Central Experimental Farm in Ottawa, put its cutest and fuzziest little creatures on display for its Easter at the Farm event. It was really popular with young families. Visitors could watch and pet the animals. The Central Experimental Farm today is surrounded by the city, but it remains not only an important agricultural research facility for all of Canada, but also gives city-dwelling citizens an opportunity to learn about what happens on farms and where their food comes from.

Easter at the Farm was a lot like a petting zoo.  Photo: James Morgan

Easter at the Farm was a lot like a petting zoo. Photo: James Morgan

The Renfrew County 4H Rabbit Club held a Rabbit Agility Demonstration.  The club members guided their rabbits through an obstacle course.  Photo: James Morgan

Above and Below: The Renfrew County 4H Rabbit Club held a Rabbit Agility Demonstration. Club members guided their rabbits through an obstacle course. Photo: James Morgan

Photo: James Morgan

Photo: James Morgan

A carrot cake baking demonstration.  Photo: James Morgan

A carrot cake baking demonstration. Photo: James Morgan

These goats were friendly and eager to start eating the sleeves of visitors coats!  Photo: James Morgan

These goats were friendly and eager to start eating coats! Photo: James Morgan

A content lamb.  Photo: James Morgan

A content lamb. Photo: James Morgan

Admiring some recently hatched chicks. Photo: James Morgan

Cosy ducklings.  Photo: James Morgan

Cosy ducklings. Photo: James Morgan

 

An easy-to-find Easter Egg hunt also added to the fun.  Photo: James Morgan

An easy-to-find Easter Egg hunt also added to the fun. Photo: James Morgan

 

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