Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Aullwood Farm

After the tour of Aullwood Gardens, I headed over to Aullwood Farm.

In 1962, the 120-acre Antrim Farm adjacent to Aullwood Audubon Center was placed on the market. Mrs. Aull purchased the farm because proposed development would have drained the springs which fed the creek. The creek flows through the center’s land and even through Mrs. Aull’s garden. Mrs. Aull donated a portion of the land to the National Audubon Society. Mrs. Aull envisioned a children’s farm with livestock which children could see, touch and hear, and fields where they could watch crops grow. She felt it was important for people to understand the importance of the family farm in American culture.

For more information about the Aullwood Audubon Center and Farm, please visit:
Aullwood Audubon Center and Farm

Here are some pictures of my visit:

Replica of original Barn.
The original Barn burned down in the '80's
Freshly shorn Sheep

I love Draft Horses!


The Childrens Organic Garden

I watched this Chicken lay her egg!

I listened to this young Rooster practicing his crowing.
Let's just say he as a little more work to do.
I was laughing so hard listening to him!

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