After a three-year hiatus, Ruby Ellen Farm will once again host Plow Day, in partnership with the Northwest Michigan Draft Horse and Mule Association, on Sunday, May 21st, from 11am to 4pm. The Ruby Ellen Farm is one of Leelanau County’s Heritage Farms created by family heirs as a conservancy committed to preserving some of the area’s rich history. A new Plow Day feature this year will showcase two Mackinaw boats, “The Workhorse of the Great Lakes”, built mid-20th century a mile from Ruby Ellen Farm, and donated by the Maritime Heritage Alliance.
- 11am – draft horse teams begin plowing front field
- 1pm – Mackinaw Boats presentation
- 2pm – draft horse harnessing demonstration.
Other activities include horse- drawn wagon rides, rope making, snack food sales, two museums to tour, and the Gift Shop will open for the season.
Ruby Ellen Farm’s trails, among rolling meadows and forests, are open for hiking throughout the year. Its museums are open for tours during events or by appointment, and the gift shop is open seasonally. All sales and donations support Ruby Ellen Farm, listed on the National Register of Historic Places, located at 5946 S. Center Hwy in Bingham Township.
Please visit their website for more information on upcoming special activities and events, or call 231-590-9304.