Autumn is in full swing! Fall and farms are definitely a great match. It’s a great time to be able to get things done without getting too hot or too cold. There are also lots of fun seasonal events and activities you can enjoy. A local Westminster, MD vet lists a few of them below.
Autumn decorations add a cozy, whimsical air to any place. Set out a few pumpkins, or perhaps add an autumn wreath to the barn door. You may be surprised at the difference a few pieces will make! Just don’t use anything that could be toxic or dangerous.
This can be a great chance to get involved with our local community. Consider hosting an event. This can be as large or small as you like. If you want to go all-out, host a horse show, or perhaps pay it forward with some seasonal teaching workshops. Want to do something for the kids? Have a costume contest, or just host some fun activities like hay rides, petting zoos, and, of course, ghost stories. These things can also be great ways to support local charities.
Who doesn’t love those seasonal treats? You can make something that horses, goats, cows, and donkeys will love. Mix whole oats, molasses, honey, brown sugar, shredded carrots, and chopped apple with some water. Mix into a batter, and then pour into a brownie pan. Want to make the farm dogs happy? Combine a cup of natural peanut butter with some pureed pumpkin, whole wheat flour, and an egg. The same cook time should work for both of these. Start with 20 minutes at 350, and add more time if needed.
Fall is a great time for photo shoots. Have some fun with this! You can use nontoxic paint or makeup to draw designs on Silver. Or, just go with something more rustic. Create a ‘set’ with pumpkins, hay bales, and perhaps a scarecrow or two.
Autumn is a perfect time for exploring some quiet country. If you like trail riding, set up a spooky trail ride. Go through the trail in advance, and add a few decorations. Just don’t use things that could spook the horses: that’s the last thing you want!
Do you have questions or concerns about autumn care for animals? Contact us, your Westminster, MD animal clinic, today!