Spring and summer down on the farm

Photo by Cheryl Blair
Earlier this spring, a farmer performed the harrowing of the farmhouse kitchen garden to get it ready for planting at Slate Run Living Historical Farm using work horses the 1880s way. Harrowing the ground breaks up dirt clods and smoothes the surface of the soil to make planting easier. Metro Parks’ Slate Run Living Historical Farm is located at 1375 State Route 674 North, Canal Winchester. For information visit metroparks.net.
Photo by Dave Trotter
Summer means it is time to gather hay down on the farm. Pictured here is a Metro Parks Slate Run Living Historical Farm farmer bringing in a load of hay from the fields the 1880s way in June. “This hay will not be baled, but will go up loose in the barn with the hay fork. Baled hay was rather unusual in the 1880s,” said Ann Culek, farm program manager at Slate Run Living Historical Farm. Slate Run Living Historical Farm is located at 1375 State Route 674 North, Canal Winchester. For information visit metroparks.net.
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