Get Ready for June 2016

June is just around the corner. Take some time to sharpen your knowledge of farming, music, crafts, and history. Find out how glyphosate-resistant crops work. Brush up on your mandolin technique. Teach your kids how to knit on those rainy days. Discover the story of the Stetson hat. Make a strawberry shortcake. Collect five thingsContinue reading “Get Ready for June 2016”

Standardbred

The multipurpose horse was a common fixture in early American society.  Few could afford to keep a horse simply for pleasure.  Those who took time out to indulge in an informal race against a neighbor expected their horse to go back to plowing, hauling, or providing transportation afterward.