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Welcome Back!

Posted on April 22, 2011

I guess “welcome back” is not for everyone, because general season visitors have yet to arrive, but this past Saturday saw a flurry of activity on the farm as we welcomed back seasonal staff and…

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Baby Animals!

Posted on April 20, 2011

It’s very exciting, our baby chicks have arrived to the brooder house!  On Saturday, April 16th we received our order of chicks from the Murray McMurray hatchery.  Believe it our not, the chicks are mailed…

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Baking Biscuits Like They Used to Do

Posted on April 19, 2011

In addition to planting and general “getting the farm prepared for Spring” things, the 1900 Farm has already started to see 4-5 classes of school children a week. These classes come out for 3 hours…

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Mud and Potatoes

Posted on April 14, 2011

Sarah Gillespie Huftalen writes in her journal on Tuesday April 3, 1877, that, “it is very muddy.”[1] She goes on to comment, “Mud, Mud, Mud.”[2] The Gillespie family lived in central Iowa a little over…

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