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Special Program- Beasts of Burden

March 18 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Special Program- Beasts of Burden
Plowing the land was a quintessential 1850s farming skill! Livestock trained to work, such as horses, mules, and oxen, played a vital role in the operations of early Texas farms. Whether it was pulling plows, harrowing fields, hauling cotton, or cultivating corn, beasts of burden made light work of sometimes daunting tasks. Join Barrington Plantation and the Texas Draft Horse and Mule Association in a unique opportunity to experience draft animals at work! Various aspects of field preparation using horses and oxen will be demonstrated, with some hands-on opportunities. Activities are dependent on weather and soil conditions. Contact Ben Baumgartner at ben.baumgartner@thc.texas.gov or 936-878-2214 x248 for more information.

Details

Date:
March 18
Time:
10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Venue

Barrington Plantation State Historic Site
12300 Park Rd 12
Washington, Texas 77880
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