Stone Boats and Sneak Peek Videos!

Nothing compares to the rush that I get when Merle and Roy are doing everything right. This weekend, they acted like little angels. I upgraded them from pulling the tire to pulling an old piece of farm equipment called a “stone boat.” Stone boats are heavy duty sleds meant to be pulled by teams of oxen or horses to move field stones. These pieces of equipment were used primarily by farmers back in the 1800s and 1900s. This particular one was used by the community of Shakers that once lived on this farm sight.

The boys actually pulled my 200Ib boyfriend on the stone boat for a bit, but guess who's behind the camera!

The boys actually pulled my 200Ib boyfriend on the stone boat for a bit, so you can guess who’s behind the camera! I plan to eventually pull lots of little kids on this baby!

The stone boat’s structure is obviously built to take advantage of cold autumn ground or snowy winter ground. Thanks goes out to Director of Education, Todd Burdick, for uncovering this equipment and briefing me on it!

A better visual of the sled. Excuse the cow slobber on the lens.

A better visual of the sled. Excuse the cow slobber on the lens.

Here’s a quick video of Saturday’s work. I’m a bit at a loss for words due to being VERY out of breath. Bear with me.

Now, take a sneak peak at the babies and pregnant animals on the farm! Billy Mangiardi, Director of Farm and Facilities, and the rest of us here at the farm have a lot of work to do to prepare for the baby animals event starting April 13th and running all the way to May 5th!

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