Monthly Archives: May 2009

Hay Day

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

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Plow Line

School children help with plowing while Maggie the farm dog supervises.

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The Kitchen Garden

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

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Friday Night Cow Talk

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

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Raking

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

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The First Hay Wagon

The first hay cutting of the season yielded about 90 bales, enough to feed Chris and Jake the oxen for three months.

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Hay Season is Here

What’s more exciting than watching the grass grow? Waiting for the hay to dry. Haying season at Howell Farm has arrived. The first hay cutting was completed earlier this week, and it is drying in the field at this moment. … Continue reading

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