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Old Ways Find New Fans at Tallahassee Museum Farm Days

Tom Flanigan

What was old is new again. During Saturday's (Nov. 23) Farm Days at the Tallahassee Museum attracted lots of people eager to apply old skills to modern life.

The Museum's Lacie Ballinger said many of those visitors were checking out traditional grow-it-yourself techniques at the 1880s farm exhibit.

“They want to recognize what farm life was like and bring it back to what people are doing today to conserve their community and farming in their community,” she observed.

There was also cane-syrup making, blacksmithing and a wood carving demonstration, led by Capital City Carvers President Michael Crowley. He said the club always welcomes new members.

“We give instruction on getting started, how to use the tools safely, how to carve. And as they do that and move on, (they tackle) other things to carve,” he pointed out.

Those can include animal figurines and even people portraits. The club meets every Monday night at the Tallahassee Senior Center by the way.