Monday, July 22, 2013

Slate Run Historical Farm

Just a few minutes from Grove City is Slate Run Historical Farm in Canal Winchester. We went there on Memorial Day. This place is so neat! It's a living historical farm from the 1880's, complete with animals, barns, crops, a farmhouse, hand-made games and volunteers that do chores just as would have been done on the farm back in that time. The sounds and smells are certainly genuine.

The first animal we saw - a cow.

Trying out the walking stilts

A wooden game with marbles

The chickens fascinated Parker

Watching the field being plowed

A true "wheel barrel"

Examining sheep's wool

This table held hand-made toys

Living room of the farm house

This is a set of wooden blocks, but Shane made it a puzzle and the kids had to put the pieces back together this way. The volunteer said that's the first time she had seen anyone make it into a puzzle!

Wooden dancer

Fresh water

Parker liked going in and out of this door

Two sheep were born the previous day!

Trying out the old farm equipment

Pig pen

Climbing over the rocks was fun


This was used to plant seeds

Horses that pulled the plows

Isabelle really liked this horse

The barn

Parker looking at the bee hives behind the fence

Upstairs of the barn

A wooden bowling game

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