Saturday, May 18, 2024

Cow Connection at Appleton Farms

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About Cow Connection at Appleton Farms

Come meet, cuddle, brush, talk, and sit with our hand-raised cows at Appleton Farms! The mild heart rate and warm body temperature of the cows induces a slowing of our own heart rate, as well as the release of Oxytocin, our social bonding hormone. Visit our scenic and historic dairy farm and enjoy an hour-long Cow Connection session with our two Jersey Dairy Cows, Gray and Jasmine, and their new calves Gigi and Joanie. Enjoy both the scientifically-proven physiological benefits as well as the relaxing effects of being outside in the open air on our scenic historic farm. Not only can you enjoy the amazing benefits of Cow Connection, but Gray and Jasmine will also benefit from the love and affection you provide. This will help in their training, handling, and temperament, making them amazing educational cows for all of our programming.

Book now to relax and destress with our beautiful cows! Preregistration is required to guarantee your spot.

Saturdays 3-4pm
$44 members/ $55 nonmembers

This is an adult program for ages 14 and up. Please wear boots or sneakers. Closed-toe shoes are required.

  • Program Refunds/Cancellations: In the event that a program is cancelled due to severe weather, low enrollment, or other circumstances, we will notify you as soon as possible by email and issue you a full refund within 14 days of the cancellation. If you cannot attend a program as planned, contact appletonfarms@thetrustees.org at least 7 days prior to the start of the program to receive a full refund or transfer to another date/class. Refunds and/or class transfers will not be granted for registration cancellations placed fewer than 7 days before the start of the program. There are no refunds for missed classes. Appleton Farms reserves the right to change program locations, schedules, or instructors when necessary.
  • Directions Directions to the Farm: On 1A South, farm is about two miles south of downtown Ipswich. When you see Presbyterian Church on your right, it’s a little more than a quarter of a mile to the farm entrance, on your right. If you reach downtown Hamilton, you have gone too far. ON 1A North, farm is about four miles north of downtown Hamilton. When you see Entering Ipswich sign on your left, it’s about a quarter of a mile to the farm entrance, on your left. If you reach downtown Ipswich, you have gone too far.
  • Where to park: Once you’ve turned off 1A and entered onto the Farm property, continue following the road and bear to the right at the fork, following signs for the Farm House/Offices.
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