Families from throughout the region will celebrate Spring on the Farm on Saturday, May 13 at Sauder Village.
The first in the series of farm days, Spring on the Farm offers families the opportunity to try hands-on activities, watch unique demonstrations, and enjoy stories and special music to experience the daily lives of our pioneer ancestors.
“New this year, we are offering a variety of activities with a homespun fun theme,” said Kim Krieger, media relations. “We’ll be shearing the sheep and encouraging guests to help turn wool into workable yarn by skirting, carding, and spinning. There will also be opportunities to try weaving, knitting, and crocheting, and watch natural wool dying demonstrations.”
In addition to the homespun activities, guests can also enjoy other hands-on activities. At the historic homes, guests can wash dandelion greens, churn butter, grate horseradish, and help with crop planting. Children can try using a push lawn mower at the 1920s Grime Homestead, then enjoy a game of croquet or marbles.
Further activities include dog herding demonstrations, paracord bracelet making, and a building activity with wooden planks at Tiffin River Woodworks. At Little Pioneers Homestead, guests can help plant the “sunflower house” and will have a chance to meet Mother Goose.
Performances by Bob Ford are also a traditional part of this family event. A folk musician from Cedarville, Ohio, Ford has been a recognized performer at Sauder Village for many years, bringing history to life through toe-tapping songs and stories. Weather permitting, he will perform at 11 a.m., 1 p.m., and 3:00 p.m.
For more information, call 800-590-9755, visit www.saudervillage.org, like on Facebook or follow Instagram and Twitter.