From July 8 through August 11 Hildene offers its Farm Chores programs at the Goat Dairy on Monday, Tuesday, Friday and Saturday from 9:30 to 11:00. From feeding and grooming goats to pitching their pens and cleaning their feeders to exploring the hay mow, it’s an up-close and personal encounter with the farm, its friendly Nubian goats in residence, and the farm staff. Pre-registration is required at least 48 hours in advance. A family with children ages 3 through 12 can register for one morning of “Farm Chores at the Goat Dairy.” The family meets the farm staff at the Welcome Center at 9:15. $20/Hildene member family of four, $30/non-member for family of four. Each additional person is $5. Children must be accompanied by an adult. To register, call 802.379.0519 or email Cancellations must be made 48 hours in advance.