Ox Barn

 

 

 

The barn measures 20 by 22 feet and its frame once served as a wagon house. It was taken down and the frame was raised on its current location in November 1999. The raising was done as part of a regional conference of the Association for Living History, Farm and Agricultural Museums (ALHFAM) with assistance from The New Jersey Barn Company. The Howell Farm interns, volunteers, and staff finished the project and the oxen moved in on June 8, 2001. A private entrance in the back allows the oxen to go into their stalls to eat and sleep. In addition, the barn also contains loose hay in the loft and demonstrations of loading the hay into the loft are given during haying season, as seen below.

 

 
 
Howell Farm is owned by the County of Mercer and operated by the Mercer County Park Commission with the support and assistance of The Friends of Howell Living History Farm. The farm is an educational facility open to the public that preserves and interprets farming life and processes from the era of 1890-1910. Howell Farm is a proud member of the Association for Living History, Farm and Agricultural Museums (ALHFAM).

This website is a project of The Friends of Howell Living History Farm and the text and graphic contents of this website are © 2017  by The Friends of Howell Living History Farm.

Howell Farm is located at - 70 Woodens Ln.   Lambertville, NJ 08530

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