BDN, WABI cover Witter Wonderland
WABI (Channel 5) covered the Maine Animal Club’s Witter Wonderland event this past weekend at the University of Maine Witter Farm. Visitors interacted with cows, pigs and sheep at the annual barnwide holiday event. The Bangor Daily News shared that the approximately 50 students in the Maine Animal Club, Drill Team and the Icelandic Sheep Club tend to the farm, care for the 120 or so animals, and give them nicknames. “It’s these students who rise at 3 a.m. and make their way to Witter to milk the cows and monitor their assigned animals around the clock when they are in labor…UMaine has a long history of raising farm animals at its Orono campus — since 1947 to be exact — when both chickens and cows occupied the land along with students. The farm, which has been relocated to Old Town, allows students to test out the skills learned in their classes,” according to the article. The Penobscot Times published the BDN article.