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Focus Weekend- Farmer Thrifty & Squire Slipshod

April 30 @ 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Focus Weekend- Farmer Thrifty & Squire Slipshod
According to one 1850s farming periodical, “Farmer Thrifty” kept a neat and well-maintained farm, while “Squire Slipshod” allowed his barn, tools, and fences to fall into filth and disrepair. Dr. Jones noted in his journal on August 5, 1847, that the enslaved “Cleaned up Barn & Stables.” – following the model of “Farmer Thrifty”. Join us as we tackle the seasonal maintenance of our historical fences, tools, and structures! Contact Ben Baumgartner at [email protected] or 936-878-2214 x248 for more information.


April 30
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM


Barrington Plantation State Historic Site
12300 Park Rd
Washington, TX 77880 United States
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