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    Natalie Daigle of Yarmouth, 1, meets a chick held by Nathan Cross, an educator at Wolfe's Neck Center, during the First Time Farmers program at the center in Freeport on April 15. The program, for children 3 and younger, introduces participants to the animals and the farm where they get to try out chores and help collect eggs.

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    Patrick Walters of Portland holds up his sons Anders Hogan-Walters, 1, left, and Lars Hogan-Walters, 2, to see the sheep before the First Time Farmers program on Sunday. The program is also offered on Thursdays and Fridays by the nonprofit center.

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    Lars Hogan-Walters of Portland, 2, pets a chick held by Nathan Cross.

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    Sheep rest in the barn at Wolfe's Neck Center in Freeport on April 15, 2018. The nonprofit center aims to connect people to the food they eat and where it comes from.

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    Bengy Hamilton of Brunswick, 2, sweeps the barn. Bengy loves to sweep and mop at home too according to his parents Kira and Andrew Hamilton.

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    Phil Daigle of Yarmouth holds his daughter Natalie Daigle, 1, so she could feed hay to sheep. A sustainable coastal farm for nearly 60 years, Wolfe's Neck includes an oceanfront campground and an educational resource center in addition to the demonstration farm.

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    Oliver Belanger of Old Orchard Beach, 2, pushes a wheelbarrow around the barn on Sunday. The Wolfe's Neck Center also offers farm programs for older children, teens and adults.

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    Dairy cows eat during at Wolfe's Neck Center organic dairy barn in Freeport on April 15, 2018. Visitors can wander through the barns, home to cows, sheep, goats, chicken and ducks, for free, year-round.

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    Phil Daigle of Yarmouth helps his daughter Natalie, 1, gently put a freshly laid egg into the collecting basket,

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    Nathan Cross, farm educator, brings freshly laid eggs out of the coop so that children can put them into a basket. Wolfe's Neck Center also has more than three miles of hiking trails open to the public year-round.

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