Come greet the newest animal residents of Ambler Farm–two American Guinea Hogs–and enjoy a yummy Pancake Breakfast to celebrate. (And no, we’re not talking pigs in a blanket…)

Ambler Farm recently acquired two adolescent pigs from their friends at the Stamford Museum and Nature Center. The pigs will join Ambler Farm’s other resident animals–baby chicks, ducks, turkeys, sheep, goats and rabbits–to provide engaging opportunities for children to interact and learn.

Summer campers, school groups, scout troops, and farm visitors will be able to interact with these little ladies in Ambler Farm’s new pig enclosure. While these new resident pigs are young (born in the summer of 2016), they will eventually reach their adult weight of 150-200 pounds. All of the animals at Ambler Farm are cared for by a dedicated staff of volunteers, along with the Farm’s apprentices in grades 5-12.

“The pigs are a great addition to our growing family of resident animals. Our campers will have the opportunity for hands-on engagement by helping to feed and care for the pigs,” says Kevin Meehan, Ambler Farm’s program director. “The pigs are exceptionally calm and friendly, making them an excellent choice for small, sustainable, family farms such as Ambler Farm.”

The Friends of Ambler Farm are inviting residents to join them on Saturday, April 29 for the Pancake Breakfast and special ribbon cutting ceremony at the pig pen to help welcome the new residents. That’s when Ambler Farm will reveal the names of these radiant girls and the student apprentices will also be on hand to answer questions about all of the animals.

In addition to enjoying stacks of piping hot pancakes with Ambler Farm’s own maple syrup at the event, children will have the opportunity to do a fun spring-themed craft and watch as the farm’s sheep, Nutmeg and Clover, have their wool shorn in preparation for warmer weather.

Families can stop in anytime between 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. (ribbon cutting is at noon). The cost to attend the pancake breakfast is $15 per adult, $5 per child; advance registration online is required for the breakfast, and there is no wait list. Children must be accompanied by an adult. (Event will take place rain or shine.)