Thank you all for the wonderfully warm reception to our introduction of Mud Puddles to Meteors yesterday. We are excited to share this adventure with you!
Hitting the Trail is a weekly feature here at Mud Puddles to Meteors. In each post we will share trails, parks, and museums from around the country (and sometimes even beyond). If you would like to join in and share a special nature location please send us an email at email@example.com with the details listed below and links to the photos. We would love to share your nature adventure!
Ross Farm Museum (New Ross, Nova Scotia)
While the historic Ross Farm Museum has plenty to offer about domestic farm life, there are also many opportunities to learn about the natural world. It was inspiring to learn how famers and homesteaders of the past worked with the natural elements all around them; from collecting combs to make beeswax candles to shaving a tree branch in just the right way to create a broom, these families were innovative and creative beyond measure.
Things to Know
Location: Ross Farm Museum (New Ross, Nova Scotia)
Habitat: Forest and farmland
Favorite Animal and Plant Life: sheep, cows, horses, geese, pigs and chickens.
Special Features: This is a working farm with folks dressed in period clothing sharing about farm life during the time period, while actually producing the tools and foodstuffs needed on the farm. Along with all of the animals, the woodworking shop and blacksmith were especially loved by our family.
Best Time of Year to Visit: Fall is wonderful but the farm is open year-round (even offering sleigh rides in winter.)