April 2019

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Primitive Skills Day

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Primitive Skills Day

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Join us at the William Harris Homestead on Saturday, May 4, 2019 for Primitive Skills Day! Come watch, learn, and experience the way people used to live hundreds of years ago. Primitive Skills Day will be lead by Andrew Minnick of Authentic Primitive Living.

Activities will include lessons on Stone Age tools, friction fire demonstrations, an edible plant walk, and much more! The day will be rounded out by atlatl throwing demonstrations and the William Harris Homestead signature hayride. Experience the Homestead’s first Primitive Skills Day on Saturday, May 4, 2019 from 10:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m.
General Admission: $6.00 | Seniors (60+): $5.00 | Children 5 and under: FREE!

Walton County Conservation District’s Grazing Field Day

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The Homestead was excited to be a part of the Walton County Conservation District’s Grazing Field Day on March 28th. The field day covered topics such as grazing management and soil health, and also highlighted programs and services provided by the University of Georgia, the Farm Service Agency (FSA), and the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS).

The William Harris Homestead has been an active farm since 1836, so we know firsthand how important, helpful, and beneficial these topics and programs are. Thank you to the Conservation District for letting us be a part of the Grazing Field Day!

Young Historians Work Day

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On March 30, the Young Historians of the William Harris Homestead had their first workday of the year! Grant and Mark Tribble (along with their parents) worked hard to cultivate an area for an heirloom dye garden to be planted later this spring. Some time was also spent laying out the path for an interpretive trail/hiking path at the historic site. This trail will be the first of many planned for the William Harris Homestead in the coming years.
To learn more about the group, their goals, and their projects, and to meet the Young Historians, make sure to come visit on April 6, 2019 for Archaeology Day!
If you’re lucky, maybe you’ll be able to spot our newfound warty friend, too! 🐸