The annual special event, Ox and Rocks, will take place at Remick Country Doctor Museum & Farm on Saturday, June 14, 2008, 10am-2pm. Members of the Yankee Teamsters 4-H Working Steers Club will have a pre-fair competition with their teams of steers and oxen in Fitting & Showmanship, Cart & Obstacle Course, and Stoneboat Hauling.
Come take a tractor-driven hay ride through Remick Farm and Binsack Trail. Morgan quarter horse, Hawk, and Milking Shorthorn Oxen, Diamond and Dash, will demonstrate the use of traditional farm equipment with Wayne Phillips, Livestock Manager. Michael Callis of Michael Callis Stoneworks will rebuild a dry stone wall, answering questions from visitors as he works. Children can use traditional farm tools, such as a Broadcast Seeder and Corn Planter, and participate in the traditional fence building activity, Sticks & Stones. Rhubarb cake and fruit flavored cream soda will be available for sale.
While at Ox & Rocks, enjoy a leisurely walk on the Joe Binsack Memorial Trail, a low- impact, 6/10 mile hiking trail offering spectacular views of Remick Farm and the Ossipee Mountains. View exhibits in the museums Visitor Center, and tour the living quarters of Dr. Edwin Crafts Remick, Tamworths most notable country doctor. Come see all the new arrivals on the farm including Hereford cows, Nubian kids, Jersey bull calves, Hereford-Yorkshire piglets, and Border Leicester sheep.
The Remick Country Doctor Museum & Farm is located at 58 Cleveland Hill Road in Tamworth Village. For more information, call (603) 323- 7591 or (800) 686- 6117, or visit our website at www.remickmuseum.org. Admission fee for Ox & Rocks is $5 per person.
You can apply your admission fee to Ox & Rocks toward a membership to the Friends of Remick Museum, which entitles you to free admission to special events for a full year!
Remick Museum is offering a special Local Family Membership for residents who live within 25 miles of the museum for $25, a 50% discount off a regular Family Membership. Stop by the membership table during Ox & Rocks, and learn about the many benefits of membership. This offer will end on Columbus Day, Monday, October 13, 2008.
No one will be denied access to Remick Museum programs due to inability to pay.
Photo Courtesy of the Remick Museum: A young visitor admires the steers as a teamster waits patiently for the competition to start.