Posted Tuesday, January 21st, 2020
Wagon Rides, Farm Animals, Ice Harvesting, Farm Chores, and More!
On Sunday, February 2, from noon to 4 p.m., Morris County residents are invited join in an exciting outdoor, family adventure and experience traditional farm life as it was in the early 20th century during a special event at the Morris County Park Commission’s Fosterfields Living Historical Farm in Morris Township.
Participants can climb aboard the open-air, tractor-pulled wagon for a memorable ride around the farm, and stop by the barnyard to meet the Jersey cows, horses, sheep, and chickens. You can learn about the importance of ice harvesting in those days and what special tools were used in the process.
For hearty souls, you’ll be invited to pitch in and help with daily farm chores, such as sawing and working with wood.
Also, you’ll be invited to take a break from the winter cold and visit the cozy Farmhouse where seasonal foods are cooking on the wood-burning cook stove, stop by the Visitors Center to make a family-friendly craft, and check out the Transportation Exhibit to see Charles Foster’s Rockaway Carriage and Caroline Foster’s Model ‘T’ Ford and Hupmobile.
“This is one more example of the great programs and events presented by the Morris County Park Commission, which operates the Number One County Park System in New Jersey,” said Freeholder Stephen Shaw, who is liaison to the Park Commission. “We invite all county residents out for a great day at the farm”
For more information and directions to Fosterfields Living Historical Farm in Morris Township, visit morrisparks.net or call 973.326.7645.