The recent snow has beautifully draped Howell Farm's barns and fences. However, the snow also serves as a blanket of insulation on Howell Farm's ice pond. To keep the pond from slowly melting under the snowy cover, Howell Farm farmers grabbed snow shovels and scrapers and removed the snow. The ice already showed signs of melting and a slushy layer had begun to form. Otherwise, ice conditions look good and Howell Farm is optimistic about the upcoming harvest in two Saturdays.
The Furrow is the online newsletter of The Friends of Howell Living History Farm. We will be updating this site about once a week with crop reports and other insights into life on a horse-drawn living history farm.
|THE FURROW: The online newsletter of Howell Living History Farm