Staff sheared sheep by hand and plowed a field using a team of oxen as part of Farm Animal Weekend, June 4-5, at the historic Oliver Kelley Farm in Elk River.
Father’s Day Weekend is coming up June 18-19 at the farm. Fathers will be admitted free when accompanied by a paying child of any age.
Join the Kelley Farm staff that weekend as they work on typical 19th-century “fancy chores.” Help build feed boxes, repair equipment or fences, and care for the livestock. In the farmhouse, fragrant sweets will be baking.
The horse-drawn trolley will take visitors for rides along the nature trails.
Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, June 18 and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday, June 19.
Fee is $8 adults, $6 seniors and college students, $5 ages 6-17.
The farm is located along Highway 10, 2.5 miles southeast of downtown Elk River. For more information, call 763-441-6896 or go to www.mnhs.org/places/sites/ohkf/