Sometimes I feel it’s worth to remember that we have an easy life. We can go to the store and buy whatever we feel like – even fruit and vegetables that are not in season.
If we just step back in time about 150 years, we can see that it was actually hard work to get food on the table.
The Ardenwood Historic Farm in Fremont is a great exhibit of early farm life, livestock and local history.
They have cute signs in front of the coops and stalls to teach and engage the little ones about the animals inhabiting them. There are a few varieties of chicken, little piggies and some unusual birds. This is a great place to bird watch, over 99 different species have been recorded. A Guide to the Birds of Ardenwood Historic Farm
During the winter month, from December to mid-February monarch butterflies overwinter here. In the summer they offer tractor rides and the train operates between the Ardenwood station and the Deer Park station. You can also see an original Victorian garden and visit the Patterson Victorian house.
There is a lot to see and to do, especially for little kids.
Entry fee is between $3 and $6, for special events $8.
What is your favorite time period?