Spring on the Farm


Saturday, May 13, 2017  10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.spring_farm_big

The festive sounds of folk music and children's laughter will fill the air during Spring on the Farm as guests experience life in rural Ohio more than 100 years ago. Enjoy a day of fun with your children or grandchildren seeing baby animals, playing old-fashioned games and learning about  planting. During this hands-on day of fun you can also experience horseradish grating, churn butter and more! The day will also include performances by folk singer and storyteller Bob Ford.

Scheduled Activities Include (Subject to Change, Weather Permitting):

“Homespun Fun” Use your own hands to help turn wool into workable yarn by skirting, carding, spinning, weaving and knitting in Pioneer Settlement!”

Lauber Settlement:
Horseradish grating
Washing Dandelion greens
Skirting wool

Witmer-Roth Home:
Butter making
Carding wool
Spinning
Felt Balls Making

Eicher Cabin
Knitting and crochet demonstrations

Stuckey House/Barn
Lap loom weaving and take home weaving craft
Sheep shearing demonstrations
Crop Seeding at 1:00 pm

Grime Home:
Mowing the lawn (morning activity)
Croquet
Marble game at the marble ring (or Parlor Games/activities inside)
Paracord bracelet making and knot tying

Grime Farm:
11:00 am - goat milking
Herding dogs – Cheer on sheep herding dogs
Visit our heritage breeds of sheep
Baby animals – goslings, turkeys, peeps, kids, calf, lambs 

Spinning Shop/Village Green
Learn what natural items were used in the past to dye wool.

Little Pioneers Homestead:
Planting the sunflower house (morning)
Visit from Mother Goose (afternoon)

Tiffin River Woodworking
Building activity with wooden planks

Festival Barn
Folk music with Bob Ford at 11, 1 and 3 (with a left arrow)