When we arrived they were putting the mules out to pasture - or at least trying to. The mules had other ideas.
The cows were still in their stalls.
I fell in love with this little cutie.
Isn't she sweet!
There were all kinds of cute little farm animals....
|a very sleepy pig|
|a pair of draft horses|
But I wanted to see the vegetable garden!
What a beautiful stove. I love the open shelf with crocks and jars and the hanging tin cups. I am not sure how authentic this all was, but it was cute and fun to look at.
I thought the folding table was a good idea. And the ornate clock was a bit out of place, but I guess the cook would need a clock, so... maybe.
Next to the summer kitchen was a room where they would do laundry.
The park staff dress up in 19th century garb. They have different activities and demonstrations through out the year.
That afternoon they were going to have park visitors help them dig up potatoes from this potato field.
And I really did.
Hubby went to Columbus Flea Market last Thursday and bought me a garden fork with non-sharp tines. I'd been wanting one for a while. I was so thrilled.
I used it to gently loosen the dirt under some potato plants.
It worked perfectly!
All in all it was a lovely day. In spite of it's minor shortcomings, I would wholly recommend you visit Longstreet Farm if you have a chance. There is no admission and it is a great way to spend the day. The farm is surrounded by beautiful Holmdel Park which has plenty of trails, grassy fields, a pond, an arboretum, and picnic areas.