You may have wondered how the first settlers were able to grow enough food to feed their families.
Now you have the chance to see it first hand.
“Making Hay: A Field Hand’s Supper” is a special event at the Plains Conservation Center in Aurora, Colo., on Sunday, June 10, from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
This is your chance to experience life as an 1887 homesteader, then view prairie wildlife as you enjoy a one-of-a-kind heirloom, organic supper cooked on a wood stove and served outdoors.
This unique program will help you appreciate the challenges of plains farmers as they struggled to bring in a harvest plentiful enough to feed their families and take a cash crop to market.
You’ll also be able to discover how the heirloom crops of yesteryear evolved into the high production crops of today.
The Field Hand’s Supper is also a fund-raising event to support the preservation of the Colorado short-grass prairie.
Tickets are being offered 2 for $95 for PCC members or 2 for $115 for non-members, if purchased by Wednesday, June 6.
For more information, please call the Plains Conservation Center at 303-693-3621 or visit the Plains Center website.