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Small Pleasures – Winter

Posted on February 22, 2018

“Life is made up of small pleasures. Happiness is made up of those tiny successes. The big ones come too infrequently. And if you don’t collect all these tiny successes, the big ones don’t really…

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Dinner Tidbits

Posted on January 11, 2016

Hi! I’m Lucy, the Historic Dinner Program Coordinator at Living History Farms. I wanted to share a few behind the scenes tidbits about our winter historic dinners. One of the unintentionally best-kept secrets here at Living History Farms is our…

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The Start of Something New

Posted on May 4, 2015

Hello! I’m Melinda, the site supervisor at the 1700 Ioway Farm. What do you see when you look at this picture? Those of us at Living History Farms see the start of something new! We…

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Winter Mending

Posted on March 2, 2015

Living History Farms’ museum guides are often seen in period correct clothing when they are demonstrating at the museum’s historic shops, farms, and homes. A large part of this clothing is actually made right here at the museum. The Period…

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What a difference a coat of paint can make!

Posted on February 23, 2015

So many things happen at the 1900 Farm house all through the year, we sometimes have to plan a shutdown just to get some regular maintenance done. We recently shut the house down for about…

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Digging Out from the Snow

Posted on February 7, 2014

It is no secret that we have spent a lot of time during this Iowa winter digging out from the snow. Many are anxiously awaiting Spring, which is still 6 weeks away. While it is…

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Multiple Hitches

Posted on November 18, 2013

Since the touring season has ended, I thought I’d give you a little peek behind the scenes on what we’ve been up to on the 1900 farm. A few weeks ago, we got a fun…

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Welcome, Harvey!

Posted on April 17, 2013

The 1900 Farm welcomed a new animal into our herd earlier this year: a boar who has been given the farm name of “Harvey”.  Harvey is an 18 month old purebred Berkshire boar who comes…

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Spring is Finally Here! (Maybe)

Posted on April 17, 2013

Welcome back! I apologize for being quiet this winter, it has been very busy here at the 1900 Farm. We have new staff and new animals and are ready to dive into planting season. A…

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Remembering Winter while Looking Forward to Spring

Posted on March 8, 2012

Over 70º in the second week of March? Wow. It really makes us think about theupcoming Spring season here on the farm, and the work that will need to be done.  Soon we will be…

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