Sun shines on Northville Heritage Farm winter frolic

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With sun and temperatures of 8°C, Northville Farm Heritage Centre’s second annual Winter Frolic on Feb. 22 attracted a continuous crowd from beginning to end.

Two teamsters with sleighs were kept fully occupied providing sleigh rides to small children, seniors and everyone in between. The wet snow was a bit hard on the horses and the usual route had to be modified to avoid drifts that easily scraped the horses’ bellies.

Demand for wieners and marshmallows at the bonfire was strong enough that organizers had to go for more supplies during the day.

A blacksmithing demonstration by Blue Mountain resident Carmen Legge and an “oil painting from a historic photograph” demo by Weston artist Lindee Campbell both drew considerable interest as well. Apparently, there are still a few people who had not previously been aware of the Heritage Centre’s existence after more than a decade, and they appeared delighted with the event, the antique tools and equipment, and the atmosphere.

The Northville Farm Heritage Centre is run entirely by volunteers, including the teamsters, and this event was again available by freewill donation.

- Submitted by Anne van Arragon Hutten 

Organizations: Northville Farm Heritage Centre

Geographic location: Blue Mountain

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