Farm Day May 2019: Students from the Greenview schools came out for the day to learn about the history of Marbold Farmstead and what life was like on the farm in the late 1800s. Click here to see all the photos
Our Farm Day volunteers were: Sarah Jane Swaar, Warren Swaar, Christina Younkers, Dale Brooks, Cindy Rankin, Susan Wilson, and board members, Diane Masters, Tim & Melody Bredberg, Charlotte Wohler.
Thanks go out to Greenview Community School, Supt. Ryan Heavner, teachers, Michele McKinney, Payton Jeckel, Elizabeth Tippit.
We had a 'school' set up in the wash house. Diane Masters was the 'teacher'.
These photos are about beekeeping with Dale Brooks instructing.
Rug maker was Christina Younkers.
Kitchen: These pictures show Sara Jane Swaar & her son, Warren, demonstrating & instructing about making sauerkraut. The picture with the crock shows the cabbage inside & a baseball bat, too. The bat was used to break down the cabbage and get the 'juices flowing.' The kids were able to assist with this process. They were told about canning fruits, vegatables and even meat. They also saw some of the 'antique' kitchen utensils once used in a kitchen from this time period. Kids were able to grind coffee beans and peel apples using an old apple peeler, as well as learn about a cheese strainer, bread boards, graters and more.
Parlor: Students were shown quilts, old doll, ladies gloves & glove box, a curling iron in the chimney of a kerosene lamp, foot warmer, and an embroidered piece and more.
Surveying: Fifth grade students using their newly learned surveying skills. Susan Wilson taught this curriculum in the classroom & then they actually were able to survey a plot of land at the farmstead.