Sunday, October 21, 2012

Queens County Farm Museum

Today we went to Queens County Farm Museum. Its 30 km from Manhattan on the border of NYC and Long Island. Its history dates back to 1697; the farm house in the pictures below from 1772. It occupies New York City's largest remaining tract of undisturbed farmland and is the only working historical farm in the City. The farm encompasses a 47-acre parcel that is the longest continuously farmed site in New York State. The site includes historic farm buildings, a greenhouse complex, livestock, farm vehicles and implements, planting fields, an orchard, herb garden and vineyard. It was a lovely autumn afternoon, fine and sunny, 17 C, and Xavi had lot of fun, going on a hayride pulled by a tractor and getting to see most of the things in his story books: cows, chickens, geese, pigs, horses, goats - although they don't look as cute and cuddly as in the books in real life and he found them most of them quite scary.

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