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Growing up in Greeley you always felt that there was something mystical about the old farm house on the corner of 39th Avenue and 10th Street. Few farm houses still stood in the city and you always wondered about the old man inside. Eventually the farm was opened to the public and I actually had the opportunity to meet Mr. Plumb at age 100. Now the Plumb Farm is a learning center, and they would like you to come to the annual Pets ‘n’ Popsicles event starting Thursday.

The Plumb Farm Learning Center was donated to the City of Greeley in 1997 by C.O. Plumb and his family. The farm is a memorial to the foresight and determination of his Union Colony grandparents and serves as an agricultural learning center for educating the younger generations about Greeley's rich agricultural heritage. The Plumb Farm is listed on the national Register of Historic Places and is a Colorado Centennial Farm.

Pets ‘n’ Popsicles runs from tomorrow (August 9th) August 19th. Admission to the farm is $2 per person 2 years old and older. Horses, pigs, sheep and more will be at the farm each day from 10 a.m.- 2 p.m. Kids can ride ponies and horses on Saturdays for $1, and a free popsicle is included with every admission.

Groups of 10 or more should make a reservation at (970) 301-1340. Otherwise, walk-in visitors are welcome.