We have prepared the sheep for the sheep shearing demonstration during this weekend’s Fair!
Horse Farming Demonstrations
Look in the field near the Hay Maze (15 on the Fair Map) at 1:00 PM for a daily horse farming demonstration. Watch our farmers as they demonstrate and explain how to plow with draft horses.
Our Potter’s are having a great time making some beautiful Raku pots for this year’s Fair. Using horse hair and feathers, they make some really neat designs on these special pots. Watch them demonstrate this special technique Live during the Fair.
Getting ready for a new demonstration
Jenni and Brandon are getting ready to show how raku pottery is made, and I managed to make it over to the demonstration pavilion tonight to watch. Raku is made by wood-firing one lone piece in a small kiln to 1,100°, removing the pot from the kiln while it still hot, and laying some sort …
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Friday AM Barn Raising
With the help of some happy volunteers from the crowd we successfully raised the first stage of the barn frame this morning. Want to try it? Come out tomorrow for part two and give us a hand!
Woodworking: From Tree to Basket!
We are gearing up for our upcoming fair in just a few more days! There are many demonstrations and seminars that will be going on throughout the day so please view our schedule to see the list to plan out which ones you will want to attend. One that I am particularly excited about is …
Apple Cider, Pressed from Fresh Apples Straight out of the Orchards
Cider and Donuts: Where else can you get fresh-pressed hot apple cider! It’s worth standing in line for a steaming hot cup of this REAL apple juice. And while you’re nearby, pick up a few fresh apple cider donuts to go with it. Then sit awhile and watch how the cider press works. Mmmmm, delicious!
A Trip to the Sawmill, “From Tree to Chair!”
Every year at this time, I make a trek northward to De Kalb Texas. Its about 4 hours north east of here. I go to a huge sawmill in search for a few good logs to demonstrate chairmaking at our annual Homestead Fair. I’m looking for a good straight log that is about 5 to …