Stepping Back in Time
Saturday, April 23 10:00am-2:00pm
at Southern Exposure Farm
From dawn to dusk, early pioneers worked hard to survive on their farms. They planted and tended their crops and gardens, took care of livestock, and preserved food for later consumption. A group of BOCK members spent a day at Southern Exposure Farm and re-created a day at the farm from the middle of the 1800’s.
Chef Elsie made a great start to the day with homemade muffins and fruit. Then the day continued with the making of soap from goat’s milk, dipping candles in beeswax, planting a flower pot with herbs, and pruning a rosemary topiary. Lunch was extra special with Chef Elsie’s Oven Roasted Chicken with herbs taking center stage. We moved about the farm to the Hog House, Corn Crib, Milking Parlour, and the 1840 Farmhouse. Today most people do not have a sense of what early life was like for those who tilled the land with horses, pumped water from the earth, or cooked over a log fire. We enjoyed a day of eating, creating, and enjoying the basics of early American farm life.