Allison-Antrim Fall Family Farm Day

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These children and parents who attended Allison-Antrim Museum's first Fall Family Farm Day in 2008 practiced dipping candles and had the opportunity to learn about other annual fall activities of farm life.



Allison-Antrim Fall Family Farm Day

Allison-Antrim Museum, 365 South Ridge Avenue, Greencastle will hold its second annual Fall Family Farm Day on Saturday, September 12 from 8:30am to 2pm. Throughout the day, demonstrators in period dress will be demonstrating chores which were once performed in the fall by farm families in preparation for the winter months ahead.
Shari Walker, Martinsburg, WV, will begin the mid-19th century soap-making process by first rendering fat, the main ingredient in soap making. After the rendering, she will begin heating up the recipe for homemade soap. Other members of the Walker family, Keven and Amber, Shari's son and daughter-in-law, will also 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.
A light menu of lunch items will be sold from 11am to 1pm. The proceeds will go toward the capital campaign for the barn. Hot dogs, condiments, snack bags, cookies, fresh 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.
For more information, please call 717-597-9010 or visit the museum's Web site at www.greencastlemuseum.org.