If a cow goes into labor, an announcement is sometimes made inviting people to witness the birth. At times hundreds of people have come to watch, Bunky said.
Bunky and Connie enjoy educating people about their animals. The animal pens are labeled with information about all the animals (in English and Spanish) and hung with signs that give information about agriculture around the country and in North Dakota. Chickens and roosters roam freely, but always come home again. Workers routinely rake the animals' bedding to remove droppings and keep it as fresh as possible.
Bunky calls what they do "animal agri-cation." Many people today don't have much interaction with farm animals, Connie said. They've never milked a cow or gathered eggs or cleaned a barn. They don't always know the animals are the source of the meat, eggs and dairy products they buy in the supermarket.
"People used to come and see the animals and watch the milking and say, 'We used to do this at Mom and Dad's,'" Bunky said. "Then it was, 'We used to do this at Grandma and Grandpa's.' Now they've never done it."