Thursday, July 17, 2014

Threshing Wheat the 1890s Way At Slate Run Farm

Columbus Metroparks' Slate Run Farm is running its horse-powered, mechanical thresher this Saturday, from 9-4. My family and I stopped by on Tuesday afternoon to find the farm workers tinkering with the 100-year old machine, which uses drive shafts from a capstan pulled by horses for power.