Get into spring with 'Planting Day'

If your backyard plot of vegetables or accumulation of window boxes present a daunting prospect, imagine operating a family farm 100 years ago. Modern adults and kids can see how it was done at "Spring Planting Day" at the Bruentrup Heritage Farm, 2170 E. Co. Rd. D from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, May 20.

People will learn how farmers prepared the soil and planted crops, see the vintage equipment they used and tour the 100-year-old farmhouse and barn.

Visitors are also invited to help plant flowers, take a hayride through the prairie and tour children's exhibits in the barn.

The event is free; hot dogs and refreshments will be available on the site.

The Historical Society will also be selling heirloom tomato plants -- the hardy types grown for decades before widespread hybridization.

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