Do you love camping and animals? A farm stay is the ultimate combination of both.
One of our Hipcamp hosts laid out the all the important—and fun—reasons to stay on a farm. Not only are farms a fun way to get outside, if you are living in an urban environment, chances are you don’t get up close and personal with your food sources on a daily basis. Hipcamp hosts across the country are connecting urban and rural environments, as well as consumers and source. Plus, rolling up your sleeves and getting dirty is more fun than you’d think!
Just for fun (and because it’s National Farm Animals Day!), here’s a round up of some of the farm animals you may find when you camp at a farm stay.
Alpacas are not only some of the furriest of friends, but they have got charisma. Full of personality, and a soft coat, they are pretty fun to have around.
Thank you for always being there to wake us at the crack of dawn. You get our day started, so it can be filled with adventures and explorations.
Little chickies, you are a sign of springtime, warmer weather, more sunshine, and more reasons to get outside. With every chirp and clumsy hop, you remind us that we are in the season of new life.
Oh little (and big) piggies. You remind us that its important to lay around and chill sometimes. And that getting dirty is fun. And, that snorting can be cute.
(Hu)mans best friend. All they want is loving, petting, and hugs. It can be pretty cute to see the sheep dog snuggle with a new-born lamb. These two are especially heart-melting.
Not as common as the aforementioned farm friends… Not only will they snuggle with you if you give them treats, but they make for great trail companions.
We thank you for the milk in our cereal, delicious cheese – really all dairy products. We know milk alternatives are a big trend right now, but you’ll always be our true dairy queen. Your sister, the Scottish Highlander, is pretty beautiful too.
These little guys make for cute additions to any farm. They are honestly just fun to play with, watch hop around, and pet their furry heads.
Perhaps the most majestic of all the farm animals.
Oh, you are just so cute. We love nothing more than watching goats hop around, both agile and clumsy at the same time. Also, you produce tasty cheese. We thank you.
Nothing screams spring more than a baby lamb. If you are lucky enough to be staying at a Hipcamp with lambs between March and May, you may be lucky enough to see a sweet newborn!
Walking up to sheep grazing in a field — now that’s the quintessential farm experience. Every “bahhh” seems to pull us, humans, a little closer to nature.
We highly recommend getting yourself to one of the farms listed on Hipcamp. Book now, sites are always filling up.
Here are a few more of our favorites:
And, be sure to show your farm animal friends some love and appreciation during your stay.
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