EagleTribune.com, North Andover, MA

New Hampshire

October 21, 2013

J&F petting farm makes N.H. special

Children love to visit animals at J&F Farms


Dolloff believes the calf, Fireworks, is the best with people.

“He’s the most gentle of all of them. He’s easygoing,” she said.

People seem most interested in the llamas, but usually go up to the ponies or sheep first, depending on their age.

Little kids may find the ponies a bit intimidating because of their size, she said.

Her favorites are those llamas.

“They are hard to get to know, but once you win them over, they are very loyal,” Dolloff said.

A popular attraction is no longer in the stable.

Her pony, Chocolate, died six years ago.

“That was the famous pony people came to visit,” she said.

Dolloff is a mom now, her son, Mason, 6, and daughter, Audrey, 3, enjoy the petting farm.

“What I think people like most is that it’s relaxed, easygoing, doesn’t cost anything and it’s fun to take their kids to,” she said.

The only expense is $1 if someone wants to buy a cup of grain to feed the animals.

Dolloff expects what makes J&F special to Granite Staters will remain unchanged.

“I think the size is what it will always stay at,” she said. “It’s manageable for what we have now.”

The petting farm will remain open until just before Christmas.

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