September 30, 2011

Farm Tour in West Virginia

front of house
We made it to Hardy County last Saturday for their annual Heritage Weekend. Our first stop was the Reymann Memorial Farm near Wardensville, which is operated as an experimental farm by West Virginia University.

The farm was donated to WVU back in 1916. The Greek-revival farm house dates back around 1850. It reminded me of  "The Willows" in Moorefield — see this post from 2010 and compare them.

On Saturday, we arrived just in time for a hayride tour. (See the video below.) It included a stop at two greenhouse-type buildings. Both had water from a nearby spring flowing through, which kept temperatures moderate all year. The first building was used for raising golden trout and the second for raising vegetables and flowers.
video

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