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Chores the old way at Fall Family Farm Day

October 02, 2009

GREENCASTLE, Pa. -- Allison-Antrim Museum, 365 S. Ridge Ave., will hold its second annual Fall Family Farm Day from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 3. People in period dress will demonstrate chores which were once performed in the fall by farm families in preparation for the winter months ahead.

Shari Walker will demonstrate soap making. Other members of the Walker family, Keven and Amber, will aid in the demonstration of apple butter making, candle dipping, and boiling butternuts to make a natural stain for textiles. The story of flax and its importance to family life will be told. Several new attractions will be added this year, which include the spinning of wool, pony rides, chickens, and sheep. The making of corn husk dolls and scrap fabric balls are planned as well.

A light menu of lunch items will be sold from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The proceeds will go toward the capital campaign for the barn. Hot dogs, condiments, snack bags, cookies, golden delicious apples, apple cider, mulled cider, and water will be available. A limited amount of homemade soap and apple butter will be available for purchase.

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For information, call 717-597-9010 or go to www.greencastlemuseum.org.

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