As a continuation from last week's post, these photos are still from the Autumn Festival at the Nature Preserve. One part of the preserve is the Heritage Farm, which is set up like a farm back in the 1880's. It is a working farm that raises their own crops and they have cows, pigs and horses.
This is the root/storm cellar by the farm house. What's inside are things in a row!
Rows of pickles, peppers, carrots, applesauce and jams.
Rows of canned goods, although I'm sure these are just for show as they look pretty old by the design on the cans!
The same goes with these bottles. Some were empty, some had liquid in them, but I'm sure it was just to show that it COULD be a wine cellar, too.
In the barn I found bundles of wheat. (Don't know if that is the correct term!)
This is a thresher. It separates the wheat from the chaff. The farmer would feed the wheat into the back (where the man is standing) and the machine would separate the grain, which would then fall out of the little chute, which is right above the "A" on my marking of A View from the Edge. There is a big belt that goes around that wheel next to the man and runs all the way back to connect to the treadmill behind it.
Look at all those wheels on this treadmill.
Here is a picture of the complete treadmill. They would lead their horse onto the treadmill and have it walk. You can see the "conveyor" belt system, so the "bottom" is always moving, thus turning the large wheel which turns the large band and then turns the wheel on the thresher. No electricity needed!
Feeding trough to put hay in to feed horses and cows.
Corn stalks for sale!
And finally, we wandered over to another part of the festival. I think it was called something like Early Settlers. There were a lot of fun activities going on. I spied these pine cones hanging.
So, my children, I'm waiting.....hit me with your best shot! (How did this city girl do - explaining the old farm equipment?)