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How to hard-cook eggs
Place eggs in a single layer in a saucepan. Add cold water to cover eggs by 1 inch. Heat just to boiling. Remove from heat. Cover pan. Let eggs stand in hot water 15 minutes for large eggs (12 minutes for medium eggs; 18 minutes for extra large). Cool under cold running water; eggs are easiest to peel right after cooling. To peel a hard-cooked egg: Gently tap egg on countertop until shell is finely crackled all over. Roll egg between hands to loosen shell. Starting peeling at large end, holding egg under cold running water to help ease the shell off.

New Farmyard Now Open

The brand new Alex and Ani Farmyard is now open at Roger Williams Park Zoo. This major exhibit features even more of the furry, fluffy and wooly friends we all love, as well as many interactive elements for Zoo visitors to experience.

A few of the biggest improvements to the Farmyard is a new walkthrough barn exhibit, and a life-sized tractor that kids can climb and play on. Sponsors like Little Rhody Farms and Munroe Dairy have contributed other fun play areas like the milking and egg collection stations. Also opening later in the season, will be the Farmyard Stage for performances and shows.

Finally, there is the exciting addition of the seasonal contact yard that allows Zoo visitors to walk among and touch different species of goats and Shetland sheep. The Contact Yard is open from April 1st through September 30th from 10:30am 3:30pm on weekdays, and from 10am 5pm on weekends. There are also goat and sheep feeding opportunities available year round on the fence just outside of the contact yard.

Visitors can look forward to seeing different species of goats, Shetland sheep, Guinea hogs, alpacas, and of course, Willy the miniature donkey is there as well! After the second phase is complete, the Alex and Ani Farmyard will also have silver fox rabbits, and chickens.

This exhibit is free with Zoo admission. There is a nominal fee for the food to feed the animals.

Get details on all of the above and information about other coming attractions at www.rwpzoo.org.

 
 
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