WORCESTER PA – With cold weather fast approaching, preparations for winter have begun at Montgomery County’s historic Peter Wentz Farmstead, 2100 Schultz Rd., where on Saturday (Oct. 13, 2012) from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. visitors will learn about seasonal life on an 18th Century farm and the importance of processing and storing food.
- This event has been added to The Post calendar.
Guests can experience the activities typical of autumn on a Pennsylvania German farm of the late 18th through early 19th centuries. They include a demonstration of broom-making skills, and processing flax fibers to prepare them for spinning and weaving into linen. A guided tour of the historic house will include information on how a colonial household readied for colder seasons.
Without modern methods of food preservation, people in the past had to find ways to make their fresh food last as long as possible. Guides in the summer kitchen will show how fruits and vegetables were preserved by drying or pickling them, including making sauerkraut. They also will make apple butter, press apples into cider, and shell corn using native tools and machinery.
A donation of $2 per person is appreciated but not required.
Photo from the Peter Wentz Farmstead