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NutmegCT
09-24-2011, 05:30 PM
Agricultural Fair at Sturbridge Village this weekend.

Plowing lessons, ox draw competition, threshing, winnowing, etc.

https://i224.photobucket.com/albums/dd23/freemangarden/2010%20Harvest/boys.jpg

And a *big* display of prize-winning produce from local gardeners.

https://i224.photobucket.com/albums/dd23/freemangarden/Freeman%20Kitchen%20Garden/scaledreadytoharvest.jpg

Produce on display (https://s224.photobucket.com/albums/dd23/freemangarden/Ag%20Fair%202011/?albumview=slideshow)

Pork in the smokehouse, cheese in the buttery, roots going into the cellar, grains and dried food in the corn barn.

https://i224.photobucket.com/albums/dd23/freemangarden/Freeman%20Kitchen%20Garden/scaledcornbarnin.jpg

All is right with the world.

Brooklands
09-24-2011, 06:10 PM
Very cool Tom. Good to see that the blue skies there too.

JodyFKerr
09-24-2011, 06:26 PM
Tom,

That's neat stuff! I still flashback to school field trips when you mention Sturbridge.

Jody

Basil
09-24-2011, 08:48 PM
" And they're off! <span style="font-weight: bold">Beast of Burden</span> takes the early lead! Into the first turn, it's <span style="font-weight: bold">Lady Plow Share</span>, followed closely by <span style="font-weight: bold">Steaming Cow Pie</span>....now going into the back stretch, <span style="font-weight: bold">Steaming Cow Pie</span> inches past <span style="font-weight: bold">Beast of Burden</span> and moves up on <span style="font-weight: bold">Lady Plow Share</span>! But wait! In the last turn, on the outside, it's...it's yes, it's <span style="font-weight: bold">Step Carefully</span> moving up fast from the rear of the pack as <span style="font-weight: bold">Lady Plow Share</span> looses steam. Coming down the home stretch, at the wire, it's <span style="font-weight: bold">Beast of Burden</span>, followed by <span style="font-weight: bold">Steaming Cow Pie</span> and <span style="font-weight: bold">Step Carefully</span>!

Basil
09-24-2011, 08:50 PM
Neat stuff (forgive my previously warped sense of humor)

JodyFKerr
09-24-2011, 08:59 PM
" And they're off! <span style="font-weight: bold">Beast of Burden</span> takes the early lead! Into the first turn, it's <span style="font-weight: bold">Lady Plow Share</span>, followed closely by <span style="font-weight: bold">Steaming Cow Pie</span>....now going into the back stretch, <span style="font-weight: bold">Steaming Cow Pie</span> inches past <span style="font-weight: bold">Beast of Burden</span> and moves up on <span style="font-weight: bold">Lady Plow Share</span>! But wait! In the last turn, on the outside, it's...it's yes, it's <span style="font-weight: bold">Step Carefully</span> moving up fast from the rear of the pack as <span style="font-weight: bold">Lady Plow Share</span> looses steam. Coming down the home stretch, at the wire, it's <span style="font-weight: bold">Beast of Burden</span>, followed by <span style="font-weight: bold">Steaming Cow Pie</span> and <span style="font-weight: bold">Step Carefully</span>!

And the winner is........

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Beetlebaum!

Basil
09-24-2011, 09:11 PM
Ha that was good! Ok, back to our regularly scheduled thread.

aeronca65t
09-25-2011, 06:31 AM
Nice!

And yes, the weather looks great there....we've been a bit darker and cooler the last few days (but still driving top down!)

We have ~Fosterfields Living History Farm~ (https://www.morrisparks.net/aspparks/ffmain.asp) very near us (I'll be driving past it in a few hours). I guess it 's similar to what you've got there, but not as big. I've driven past Sturbridge Village a few times, but I'm usually towing a car and don't have the time to stop in. Someday...

https://www.morrisparks.net/aspparks/images/old-ff.jpg

https://2.bp.blogspot.com/_tiqphXByf6U/S8HgmsYI6BI/AAAAAAAABuo/V3-l9oSu9BU/s1600/Fosterfields+Sign.JPG

NutmegCT
09-25-2011, 06:49 AM
I've driven past Sturbridge Village a few times, but I'm usually towing a car and don't have the time to stop in. Someday...

Let me know next time you pass by (preferably with a 1948 MG-TC on the trailer), and I'll give you a personal tour. Center village at the common, country side and farm, mills, and all points in between.

Tour of the Village (https://www.osv.org/explore_learn/village_tour.html)

T.

Brooklands
09-25-2011, 07:08 AM
A tour with Tom (https://www.flickr.com/photos/brooklands/4141947597/in/set-72157622771129027) is a wonderful thing too...Peg and I spent Thanksgiving Day at OSV in 2009 getting some behind the scene looks with him, and a wonderful buffet dinner too. And the next day is the open house at his other museum, the New England Air Museum (https://www.flickr.com/photos/brooklands/sets/72157622895271002/).

AN5Sprite
09-27-2011, 10:30 AM
I grew up in the "Quiet Corner" of CT and did the yearly school trip to OSV. Good to hear it's still thriving. NutmegCT I wonder if I met you at the Putnam car show 3 years ago...? (I recall talking with the owner of a white TR3 parked on Main street.)