I always look forward to Farm Days at the Oakdale Mall.  It's the perfect event to say Spring is around the corner and perfect for the entire family.  And best of all, it's a totally free event, thanks to the Cornell Cooperative Extension of Broome and Tioga Counties.

Beginning Friday, you can stop by the mall the experience live animals and petting zoos, during mall hours through Saturday.  You'll see horses, alpacas, calves, sheep, chicks, rabbits, dogs and more.  I'm not sure if there will be a goat for Traci Taylor to pet.  Just kidding Traci!  Yikes!

There will also be unique opportunities to plant flowers and build your own birdhouse.  That, and lots of other children-friendly activities, giveaways for the whole family and even fresh food samples.

I went last year and had a ball.  This is something that your kids and grand kids will remember for a long time to come.  Oh yeah, and bring your camera or get your smart phone ready.  I hope to see you there!