In the never ending arms race between squirrels and farmers with a corn crib, the Howell Farm agriculturalists have deployed a new advancement of the burgeoning industrial revolution -- wire fencing. Farmer Rob and volunteers have been fortifying slits in the corn crib with a layer of wire mesh, which should keep out some squirrels while preserving the open design of the crib, which allows the corn to air dry. The job looks like it's about half done.
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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.
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