Signs of spring: Lamb triplets arrive at Beacon Hill Children's Farm

Baby lambs are joining the peacocks at the Beacon Hill Children’s Farm this morning.

“We really need to have something to feel good about and there’s not much better than baby lambs bouncing around,” owner Dennis Koenders said Friday. “If you don’t feel good when you look at them, there’s ­something wrong with you.”

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The lambs are triplets and were born last week, said Koenders. They are expected to arrive at the farm around 9 a.m. A ewe and her twins may also join the party.

“We’ll know when they get here,” said Koenders, as he prepared for the lambs' arrival.

The chicken barn has been opened for the lambs to use. A fence has also been opened so the baby lambs will have the grass all the way around the farm, said Koenders. The lambs will have an alpaca and Coco the dog for company, he said.

“We’re blessed to live where we live,” said Koenders, who has been running the farm with his wife, Lynda, for 36 years. Even though the farm was only open six days in 2020, people made generous donations online to their Goat Fund Me page.

“We are very close to breaking even with what we spent last year,” he said.

The petting zoo is not open right now, but people can look at the animals through the fence. Flags have been put up on the chain-link fence around the enclosure to promote social distancing.

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