Old World Wisconsin: Loomhouse Farm

This is the second of the German farmhouse exhibits we toured. This family supplemented its agricultural income by weaving flax into burlap and linen and the loom still works, although it was not demonstrated while we were there. They also harvested and prepared thatch, which was the main use to which they put their larger barnhouse. That was because they also built a fairly elaborate barn with corrals and stalls for various of their animals like the oxen, chickens and swine kept as representative animals of what it would really have been like on this somewhat more prosperous farm.

Burt Likko

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