We went to The Lake County Farm Heritage Association’s Farm Fest last weekend. We always enjoy the activities here. Many of the kiddies (and adults) have no clue where their food comes from and how farmers get it to market. This is an eye opening experience for many, as I heard a small child behind me at the petting zoo ask his mom if the cow is what they make chicken nuggets out of. =-P
Here’s the mission statement from the Lake County Farm Heritage Association, which explains what they do:
Our goal is to preserve and maintain the history, machinery, and ways of the early farmers for all the generations to follow. This project is very dear to our hearts, and we are so grateful that so many of our friends and fellow farmers are helping us to accomplish our lifelong dream by joining us in preservation of the antique farm implements and sharing their talents with all those who are interested in early farming methods.
Our membership has so much to offer and is a big part of early farm history that must be preserved for all the young children to learn from and enjoy. The early farm crafts of quilting, rug making, weaving, soap making, spinning, bread making, candle making, etc. are all part of that history, hopefully, to be shared by all of us for the enjoyment of others.
Without your interest and participation in our association, so much would be lost. The officers and Board of Directors appreciate your support and welcome you as a member of the Lake County Farm Heritage Association.
This blacksmith was making items you could purchase
I love the steam engines! psst, psst, psst, bing!
There are even girl tractors!!
Of course this was the highlight for us at the fest!! The Border Collie Show… Sometimes referred to the ‘herding demonstration’. In the previous years, the man that conducted the shows was more regimented, only having 3 show times. This new guy was extremely knowledgeable and personable! He let anyone ask questions, pet the dogs, pet the sheep and try to call the dogs.
Old School or New School?
What’s your preference??
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