By Jeff Sovelove
Visitors to the Fosterfields Living Historical Farm in Morris Township were treated to a slice of farm life from yesteryear at the annual Fall Farm Fest over the weekend.
A large crowd turned out on a warm, sunny day to help with farm chores, see the animals, play period games, and generally get a feel for an early 1900s farm.
The kids played games like ring toss, corn toss and brain teasers and others. Tossing a ball into a milk jar was popular, too. They also got to play with a set of 1920s cast-iron farm toys donated recently.
Slideshow photos by Jeff Sovelove; click/hover in images for captions:
King and Major, the farm’s Percheron draft horses, were on hand to greet guests, as were the usual assortment of piglets, chickens, turkeys, sheep, cows, and other farm animals.
One highlight was the weighing of what turned out to be a very cooperative brood of 6- week-old piglets. Blacksmith and knifemaker Bill Barrett showcased his craft and made mini-knives and daggers (not sharpened) for the kids.
Kids also assisted in pressing apple cider, chopping winter feed for the animals, churning butter, and grinding cornmeal and flower.
The Long Hill String Band added to the festive atmosphere.
The Long Hill String Band, video by Jeff Sovelove for MorristownGreen.com: