Thursday, November 1, 2012

Dudley Farm State Park

Judy and I got on the road at 8:30 to drive the 34 miles to Newberry, Fl.  Dudley Farm State Historical site is located there.  It is only about 9 miles west of Gainesville.  We did make a small stop in Chiefland at the local Hardees for a quick breakfast.

I lifted the below description from the park web site.  If you are ever in the area it would be a good daytrip.

Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, this park demonstrates the evolution of Florida farming from the 1850s to the mid-1940s-through three generations of the Dudley family. An authentic working farm, the homestead consists of 18 buildings, including the family farmhouse with original furnishings, a 1880s kitchen outbuilding, a general store and post office, and a functional cane syrup complex. Park staff in period clothing perform daily chores, raise crops and tend to livestock. The farm features seasonal cane grindings, corn shucking and heritage varieties of livestock and plants. Deer, wild turkeys, gopher tortoises and bluebirds are still seen in the fields. The park has a visitor center, picnic area and nature trail.
 The Dudley Farmhouse (front)
Backyard w/garden
Volunteer Re-enactor

 Thats all for now, Thanks for stopping by.

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