Freckle Farms returns to the Great Northern Fair


Last updated 7/13/2022 at 7:16pm

Havre Daily News/Tim Leeds

Children pet, feed and brush the animals Wednesday in Randy's Freckle Farms Zoo at the Great Northern Fair.

After years away, in part due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Randy's Freckle Farms Zoo made its return to the Great Northern Fair this year, opening Wednesday to children and adults.

The operation includes 5-minute pony rides for young children and a petting zoo where seven breeds of goats and six breeds of sheep can be fed and petted.

The zoo's namesake, Randy Jones, said they also have a miniature zebu, a cattle breed originating in Africa, named Zena which tends to get a lot of interest from local ranchers who recognize it as a cow, but know it's not from anywhere nearby.

"It'll be a lot o...

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