Last Saturday was Open Farm Day, when 35 local farms are open for visitors. After working at the Office of Admission for a Saturday session (and of course, after the Hamilton Farmer’s Market) a friend and I visited two farms in Cazenovia: Creekside Meadows Farm and Critz Farm. We chose Creekside as our first stop because their advertisement included a small animal petting zoo. We got to see five day-old guinea hens, piglets, calves and cows. They also had a border collie that kept trying to herd turkeys that were already in a cage (she ran in circles around the cage, as the turkeys went from corner to corner). Our next stop was Critz, which is a local favorite, as they have an apple orchard and pumpkin patch in the fall, as well as horses and goats (and occasionally, bunnies and llamas). In the winter they also have Christmas trees, hot chocolate and apple fritters. Needless to say, it was a great way to spend a Saturday afternoon.