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Come for the public haying program today at Howell Farm. From 10:30 a.m. to noon, watch Farmer Ian and a team of horses rake hay in Hunter’s Field. From 11 a.m. to noon, watch Farmer Rob demonstrate old-fashioned mowing technique … Continue reading
School children help with plowing while Maggie the farm dog supervises.
In 1900, a farm’s kitchen garden — out of which the farm family ate — usually would have been tended by the farmer’s wife and daughters. In the photo above, a historical interpreter waters the spinach, which is just about … Continue reading
One of American history’s most famous cows will take center stage at Howell Living History Farm on Friday, May 29, when Edith Sprague of Allentown presents “On the Road with Elsie” – a talk and photographic tour about her travels … Continue reading
Yesterday: Farmer Jeremy used a hay rake to rake cut hay into rows in preparation for being collected. Visitors to the farm this morning had the opportunity to watch as a wagonload of loose hay was hoisted into the hayloft … Continue reading
The first hay cutting of the season yielded about 90 bales, enough to feed Chris and Jake the oxen for three months.