Farm Day

Whitall Family

Before it was a park the Whitall House was surrounded by a giant farm. It was over 400 acres! Sheep, cows, chickens, and pigs all lived here along with James Whitalls beloved apple and peach trees. In the fall the Whitall family spent a lot of time making cider from the apples and baking delicious peach pies.

Ann Whitall would use sheep’s wool and turn it into clothes and blankets. This was much harder than going to the store and buying clothes and blankets like we do today!

The Whitalls also planted lots and lots of vegetables and fruits. Their son Job left a diary and he wrote about how much he loved eating watermelons! Whatever extra food the farm produced the family sold at the Woodbury market.

Videos

Activity - Sheep Cutout

What You Need

  • Crayons
  • Glue
  • Multi Colored or White Cotton Balls (If these aren’t on hand take a white piece of paper and have your tot color all over it then cut the paper out into small circles.)
  • Scissors
  • Sheep Cut Out (PNG)

Instructions

  1. Take the Sheep and cut it out from the paper.
  2. Next take whichever material you will begin using for wool and begin to glue it down to the sheep’s body.
  3. After this is all finished don’t forget to add color to its head and legs and give it a name!

Activity - Corn Cutout

What You Need

  • Corn Cut Out (PNG)
  • Crayons
  • Glue
  • Multi Colored or White Cotton Balls (If these aren’t on hand take a white piece of paper and have your tot color all over it then cut the paper out into small circles.)
  • Scissors

Instructions

  1. Take the Corn and Cut it out from the paper
  2. Next take whichever material you will use for the kernels and begin to glue it onto the piece of corn.
  3. After this is all finished you should have a piece of corn just like they had on the farm.