By Jeff Sovelove
Visitors to the Fosterfields Living Historical Farm were treated to a slice of old-fashioned farm life over the weekend.
Carl, a 1-year-old steer, greeted guests to the annual Winter’s Day on the Farm. Major and King, the farm’s American Percheron draft horses, were on hand (hoof), too.
Everyone had a chance to try his or her hand at farm chores such as sawing wood, using a manual drill, and stacking ice blocks for hauling to the ice house.
Ice harvested in winters of old was packed in straw and sawdust to last through the summer to keep food cold.
Slideshow photos by Jeff Sovelove
Turkeys, chickens and sheep were on display as well. A cooking demonstration on the wood-fired stove in the farmhouse featured beef stew and pineapple upside-down cake as main courses.
Visitors also were treated to crafts and a tractor ride. Light snow didn’t keep the crowd away — after all, this was all about winter.