This program features sheep shearing, herding and related arts, crafts and demonstations. Wool products and natural fleeces will be on display and available for purchase, along with baked goods and lunch fare.
The houses of grist miller John Phillips, his farmer-son Henry and Henry's blacksmith-son Lewis will be featured during a 90-minute walking tour hosted by Howell Farm historian Larry Kidder. A tour of the Pleasant Valley Schoolhouse is included.
If you have been wondering how to tell your children about the origin of their corn flakes, corn chip, polenta, tortillas and hush puppies, visit Howell Farm for Corn Planting Day. Visitors can help with seed selection, planting shelling and grinding while learning about how corn is processed. Throughout the day, farmers will use work horses and circa 1900 equipment to prepare and plant cornfields.