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Farm opens for spring break fun

New editions to Andy’s Animal Acres, Pecan, Peanut and Tia. The baby lambs will be at the farm for the 2014 season which begins Easter weekend, until then it is open for private groups and school field trips and March 1 for the spring break holiday.  - Submitted Photo
New editions to Andy’s Animal Acres, Pecan, Peanut and Tia. The baby lambs will be at the farm for the 2014 season which begins Easter weekend, until then it is open for private groups and school field trips and March 1 for the spring break holiday.
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Andy’s Animal Acres is opening the farm March 15, for the spring break holiday.

The farm animals include bunnies, guinea pigs, sheep, big and miniature horses, pot belly pigs, miniature donkeys and goats.

The newest members of the farm family are Peanut, Pecan and Tia, three baby lambs; Samson the new mini pig; and Buddy and Baby, two Baby Doll sheep.

Many of the animals are rescues.

Owner Andréa Buyan, known as Farmer Andy, is excited to be sharing her passion for animals for the second season.

She sees the need for children to learn about animals.

“Allowing children to have ‘hands-on’ experiences with four-legged creatures helps them to develop an appreciation and respect for animals.” she said.

“We had such a great response from people last year, our first year, we know there is a need for this type of wholesome activity for families who live here and who visit the region.”

A favourite activity for children is also the pony rides available at the farm. The farm will be open for the 2014 season starting on the Easter weekend.

Until then it will be open for private groups as well as school field trips.

Admission is $7 per person. Children under one year old are free. Families of four or more is $25.

Private groups, including birthday parties, and school groups, can make appointments by calling 250-809-5122 or e-mailing andysanimalacres@gmail.com.

Andy’s Animal Acres Petting Farm is located at 1154 Three Mile Rd., on the Naramata Bench.

It will be open from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. every day except Mondays for the entire two-week  spring break holiday.

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