Tuesday, August 24, 2010
This tour is of the Oliver H. Kelley Farm near Elk River, MN. You will step onto a working 1860's farm. Pick heirloom vegtables from the garden, visit the farmhands and animals at the barn, or churn butter and see what's cooking in the farmhouse. Costumed guides work the fields with oxen and horses. At different times throughout the season, you'll see plowing with oxen, horse-powered threshing, haymaking and other harvest activites. The garden and fields are filled with many of the same plants the kelley farm grew over 130 years ago. IN the house, try your hand at domestic crafts like making straw hats and soap.