Mow the Pond?

Yep, it’s that time of year again. The pond dries up. Feel free to take rocks, sticks and trash (!) out of the “pond” and make it clean and ready for when the rains come. Yes, the rains will come and the pond will fill back up and the birds will come to swim & sip. Someday we hope to get this man-made pond “fixed” but right now shoring up the Historic Barn is our next priority. We’ll keep you posted.

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Antique Butter Press

The piece of equipment is for butter making. First churn the milk by any number of various methods, take the “glump” of butter and plop it on the wooden tray and pat it down. Crank the handle it passes over the butter and presses out any remaining liquid. Then the butter maker takes 2 paddles and pats it into the rectangular block and voila! Butter. I found a video online by a British Co. called Pathe. At the 7 min. mark you’ll see this equipment. Sweet!

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What is it?

From the late 1800’s and gifted recently to the park, do you know what this was used for? Took me some thinking and some researching but I finally figured it out. Will post an answer later this evening if no one guesses on FB or Instagram first.

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