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Muddy Spring

Posted on May 6, 2019

May 6, 2019 It’s spring! That means the days are warmer and all the snow is gone. Farmers around the museum are very busy. There are baby animals to look after. The 1850 Pioneer Farm…

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Firemaking

Posted on February 4, 2019

February 4, 2019 It is cold in Iowa this winter. Iowans are turning up their house heat and putting on more layers of clothes. Have you ever thought about how people made their house warm…

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feeding the sheep

Wintry Farm Chores

Posted on January 22, 2018

January 22, 2018 It’s a brand new year! Each year at Living History Farms, we choose a new subject to think about to make the year extra special. In 2018, our attention is on “simple…

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cows in snow

Winter Warming

Posted on January 23, 2017

January 23, 2017 Winter can be an unpredictable season in Iowa. From blue skies to blizzards and everything in between, it can be tough to know just what to wear some days to keep warm. …

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wagon ride

Over the River, and Through the Wood

Posted on November 24, 2015

November 24, 2015 It is Thanksgiving week in the United States. Many people love this holiday because they can spend time with their family and share favorite foods. It is also a time to think…

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squash

What’s for lunch? Squash!

Posted on November 10, 2015

November 10, 2015 Have you ever been to a pumpkin patch? Do you visit one in October to grab a jack-o-lantern pumpkin? Maybe someone in your family has a great recipe for homemade pumpkin pie…

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Cardinal

For the Birds!

Posted on August 31, 2015

August 31, 2015 People visit Living History Farms to talk with our museum guides, see the historic buildings and farm animals, and to help with our hands-on activities. Maybe you have come out to help…

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boy eating caramel apple on a stick

Fun at the Fair!

Posted on August 17, 2015

August 17, 2015 The Iowa State Fair started last week and people around town have been talking about when they are going to go to the fair and what things they like to see. The…

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sheep

Haircuts!

Posted on June 3, 2015

June 3, 2015 Hey, remember these little guys? Back in April, we talked about all the lambs born at Living History Farms this spring. You should see them now! They have grown a lot and all…

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snowy 1900 farm house

Winter Wonderlands

Posted on February 24, 2015

February 24, 2015 It’s February in Iowa. We still have snow on the ground. It’s been very cold here this week, too. Do you like snow and cold? Lots of kids love to play in…

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