Saturday, January 17, 2015

Ridley Creek State Park The Colonial Plantation Winter Experince!!

"Winter Experience "
Saturday, January 24 and 31
11:00- 2:00
Admission is $10.00 for adults and $8.00 for children ages 4 to 12.
Children under 4 are admitted free of charge.
Winter is upon us and the farm life slows down however our animals still need care and many of them need to do work. Get involved or watch the farmer go about her winter routines. Horses need to pull logs for firewood. The working steer needs to move manure to the crop field and the cow needs to be milked. There will be hearth cooking, woodworking, blacksmith, spinning, warm cider in the parlor, and candle making. Reservations are required. There will be a fire to warm yourself but it is advisable to dress for the weather.

.11:30 – Horses – Watch our draft horse pull a log for splitting and then try to saw a log for firewood. Learn the difference between a draft horse and a riding horse.
12:30 – Ox – Manure needs to be moved to the crop field. Help fill up the sled and watch our young work steer pull the sled.
1:30 – Cows – Time for milking and meet our two baby calves, both less than two months old.

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