'Farmer Boy Days' Teach Homesteading to Local Youth

Better Farm will be volunteering tomorrow at the Stone Mills Agricultural Museum's annual "Farmer Boy Days" event for students, slated from 9 a.m.-2:15 p.m. June 6, 7, and 8 in LaFargeville.

Farmer Boy Days is geared for fourth graders and follows the New York State curriculum. Activities are all based on the book Farmer Boy by Laura Ingles Wilder and include oxen-drawn wagon rides, grinding corn, shelling corn, quilting, milking goats, rug hooking, butter making, bread making, old-fashioned games, washboard laundry, windmill operation, and animal observation

Stone Mills Agricultural Museum is located at 30950 Rt. 180, Lafargeville, NY 13656. E-mail agstonemills@yahoo.com or call (315) 658-2353 for more information.


Nicole Caldwell

Nicole Caldwell is a self-taught environmentalist, green-living savant and sustainability educator with more than a decade of professional writing experience. She is also the co-founder of Better Farm and president of betterArts. Nicole’s work has been featured in Mother Earth News, Reader’s Digest, Time Out New York, and many other publications. Her first book, Better: The Everyday Art of Sustainable Living, is due out this July through New Society Publishers.