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Early life on the farm

Posted: Monday, May 13th, 2013

John Kegebein, CEO of the Agriculture History Project, demonstrates an early day food chopper in preparation for the upcoming Day on the Farm. (Photos by Tarmo Hannula/Register-Pajaronian)

WATSONVILLE — A window to early days on the farm will be thrust open Saturday at the 11th annual Day on the Farm at the Agriculture History Project.

The free, family-oriented event offers a list of hands-on farm-oriented activities, early day farming technique demonstrations, a tractor rodeo, a barbeque, static displays and plenty of room to stretch out and have a picnic.

“Day on the Farm is one of our biggest events of the year,” said John Kegebein, CEO of the AHP. “People of all ages have a great time in participating in everything we have set up, as well as wandering through the exhibits on the history of agriculture here in the Pajaro Valley.”

Activities include ice cream making, old fashioned games like stilts, hoops and flour sack races, corn grinding, hay pitching, water pumping and chalk drawing.

A pair of Clydesdale draft horses will haul a hay wagon around the grounds offering hayrides between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Kids can experience what it was like to churn butter or milk cows on the AHP’s practice cows.

For the complete article see the 05-14-2013 issue.

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