Watch Aullwood's Belgian draft horses Mick and Red get some exercise and pull some logs! Aullwood is working to maintain our sugarbush by clearing downed ash trees, making space for other trees and native plants to grow. We can utilize the logs for either firewood or lumber. The wood we mill will be used for future building projects around the center and farm.
Meanwhile, Mick and Red need regular work to keep them in shape and to feed their need for exercise and stimulation. Log pulling is ideal for this during the winter time, and the horses are perfect candidates to work between the tighter space in the woods, being nimble and able to work their way around the trees.
Get out of the house and see a unique winter farm project. While you're here, head down to the warmth of the bank barn to check out more livestock, including our Tunis sheep, Nigerian dwarf goats, and playful pigs. Come see for yourself how much work a good team can accomplish!
(Please note, log pulling will continue only until horses or drivers are tired, most likely 3-4 hours.)
(Photo: Aullwood Intern Leevi Stump)