Thursday, April 19, 2018


This is the Meadowview Barn on the grounds of the Museum. For Easter weekend, staffers were inside, with baby chicks and ducklings present and accounted for. Most of them were in temporary enclosures, with staffers handling one at a time.

Baby chicks are a bundle of fluff.

The little ducklings were quite content to run between their food and their water.

A full sized chicken was here too, standing on the palm of one of the staffers, looking quite at ease.

The Soil Lab is a room that is an annex to the Dairy Barn; it was visible in the shot of the barn I showed you in yesterday's post. Displays on soil types and climate conditions can be found within. I stopped in to have a look.


  1. This barn is really big, and it's nice it is now museum. The happenings there are very nice.
    The photos in previous post are also lovely.

  2. These fluffy chickens are so cute ! There is really a lot to see on this barn !

  3. Kids must love the hands-on stuff with the chicks.

  4. I like little chickens and ducklings. Wouldn't want to have them in the house. But it looks like the kiddos had a fun time. This is a cool place!

  5. Lindo e muito importante o contacto com os animais.
    Um abraço e continuação de uma boa semana.

    Dedais de Francisco e Idalisa
    O prazer dos livros

  6. Glad they didn't paint those baby chicks with food coloring, like the ones I received at Easter as a child.


  7. ...places like this are so important today for people who have little or no knowledge of farm life.

  8. Baby chicks and ducklings are such fluffy little balls of delight - it is no wonder that children love them so much.

  9. Wonderful to see the young chickens and the ducklings. Must be great specially for children in a big city like Ottawa to see and perhaps touch those cute animals

  10. aww, so cute. i bet they were peeping away. ( ;
    precious moments.

  11. @Orvokki: it is a wonderful museum.

    @Gattina: I imagine the barn sees more uses- I mean, this was just on the first floor and it has at least two floors.

    @Mike: the kids I saw were fascinated.

    @Lowell: oh, they could make a mess!

    @Francisco: thank you!

    @Janis: that'd be cruel.

    @Tom: that is true.

    @Rosemary: the chick and the chicken were both quite calm. I think it helped with the chick that the staffer was holding it, and kids tend to pick up cues very quickly- be gentle, not rambunctious.

    @Jan: it is!

    @Maywyn: they are.

    @Beth: the ducklings were making something of a soft sound as they dashed back and forth.

  12. Hello, I love your header shot. The chicks are so cute. Happy Thursday, enjoy your day and weekend!

  13. There isn’t anything much cuter than baby birds.

  14. This reminds me of 4H when we went to various workshops and displays.

  15. I like the shape and color of that barn...and the chicks are darling.

  16. Love the chicks! Great barn photo!

    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

  17. Those little chicks are so cute!

  18. @Eileen: thank you!

    @Marie: that's true.

    @Red: I can see that. There was 4H here in the countryside, but I was never part of that.

    @Janey: it's quite an impressive barn.

    @Carol: thank you!

    @Sharon: lots of cuteness!

  19. I like the fluffy chicks and ducklings.

  20. Fun to see the babies. The barn is great. North Georgia is well-known for its chicken industry.

  21. Those babies must have been very popular!

  22. I especially love the chicks and the ducklings!

  23. Cute babies chicks and ducklings. A wonderful experience for kids to see.

  24. I always enjoy being around baby birds. Looks like a fun place to browse around.

  25. @Nancy: they're cute!

    @Mildred: it was fun.

    @RedPat: they were indeed.

    @Norma: they were cute.

    @Bill: it was, yes.

    @Denise: I enjoyed my visit.

    @Maria: they were fun to watch.

  26. Oh those chicks are just so cute.
    The grandchildren would love to see/visit this place, they recently visited a farm and enjoyed seeing the animals.

    All the best Jan

  27. It was always exciting when the chicks were delivered.

  28. What a great place for learning! I'll bet that chicken was so comfortable because it started out as one of those chicks getting petted.

  29. Great looking barn! Love the little chicks!

  30. That is really cute! Love to little animals ànd people holding them.

  31. I love this, William -- sweet chicks and it looks like people are really enjoying themselves, which is what it's all about!

  32. Neat stuff! There is so much science here. It's great for the kids to see the critters close up!

  33. Good soil is important thing.

  34. @Whisk: indeed.

    @Jan: it's a good way to get kids educated.

    @Mari: I grew up in the countryside, so I was used to this.

    @Kay: that's quite likely.

    @Linda: thank you.

    @Aritha: thanks!

    @Jeanie: that's true.

    @Jennifer: a lot of science.

    @Klara: quite true.