Howell Farm is currently closed to visitors, but the spring work continues! Below you’ll find photo and video updates on corn planting, sheep shearing, and other projects happening around the farm.

We look forward to reopening as soon as possible, but in the meantime please remember that hiking, biking, and horseback riding through the farm—including on Hunter Road—are prohibited.

For the latest information on current park access and future reopenings, please visit mercercountyparks.org. Thanks for checking in – we hope to invite you back soon!

Fall Plowing & Manure Spreading    

Saturday, September 19    10:00am–4:00pm

It’s time to plant winter wheat, which means it’s time to help fill the farm's "New Idea" spreader with old bedding, corn cobs, and manure...then follow the farmer and horses out to the field and watch as they spread it over the ground.

Once the soil is ready, you can help with the next step and turn over the earth with a mouldbord plow pulled by another team of horses. Farmers will be there to drive the team and teach you how to turn a perfect furrow. 


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