Welcome to the Pasture Walk
Daily work often took people away from
the farmyard to pastures and woodlots.
• In spring, summer, and fall farmers and their children
drove animals to and from pasture.
• In warmer months farmers made and mended fences
and cleared brush from the pasture.
• In winter they harvested trees from their woodlot.
• In summer and fall people of all ages
gathered wild fruit and nuts.
[Background illustration captions read]
• Boy Driving Cattle to Pasture from Jacob Abbott,
Rollo at School, Boston, 1839.
• Children Picking Blueberries from Jacob Abbott,
Cousin Lucy at Play. New York, 1859.
Erected by Old Sturbridge Village.
Location. 42° 6.232′ N, 72° 5.809′ W. Marker is in Sturbridge, Massachusetts, in Worcester County. Touch for map. Marker and Pasture Walk are at the Freeman Farm, on the Old Sturbridge Village grounds. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1 Old Sturbridge Village Road, Sturbridge MA 01566, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Smokehouse (within shouting distance of this marker); Freeman Farm
Also see . . . Freeman Farm at Old Sturbridge Village. (Submitted on June 18, 2018, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
Categories. • Agriculture • Environment • Settlements & Settlers •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 18, 2018. This page originally submitted on June 18, 2018, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 43 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on June 18, 2018, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.