Spring Preview set for Steele farm this weekend

Max Armstrong to be the guest speaker

Published: Tuesday, May 13, 2014 11:00 a.m.CST
A number of antique farm vehicles will be displayed during Saturday's Spring Preview sponsored by the Bureau Valley Antique Club at the rural Dover farm of Harold and the late Margie Steele. Also on display will be a collection of antique motorcycles. Other features for the event, which runs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., will be a variety of antique farming and house equipment, like old-fashioned wood cutting tools and corn shelling equipment.

DOVER — Area residents can step back in time to experience how their ancestors handled their farming chores, cooking and housework when the Bureau Valley Antique Club hosts its annual Spring Preview from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 17 at the Harold and (late) Margie Steele farm, just west of Dover.

Special guest Max Armstrong is scheduled to speak at 1 p.m. to the assembled crowd. Armstrong hosts the syndicated programs “Farm Progress America” and “Max Armstrong’s Midwest Digest.” He can also be seen on “This Week in Agribusiness” on television.

The spring preview will include demonstrations of loom weaving, rope making, treadle-powered wood cutting, butter churning, blacksmithing, sheep sheering, stone grinding of corn and wheat, plus more. Antique tractors, cars and motorcycles will also be on display, as well as a covered wagon.

There is no gate fee to attend the event. A lunch stand and sitting areas will be available. Live music will be provided throughout the day as well.

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