-Farmers loaded draft horses Jack and Chester into a trailer and made the short trip to Trenton. Behind the horses, school children and visitors helped plow a community garden on Chestnut Avenue. During a day of much work, one of the most laborious events was the unearthing of two huge concrete building blocks that were discovered when the plow collided with them. They had to be dug up by hand with a shovel.
-Yesterday was also the start of the annual hen house cleaning. A year’s worth of muck and manure will be removed from the house via pitchfork. Speaking from experience, it is a dirty job.
On almost any farm, of course, there are many, many annual traditions.