Ferdie and I took advantage of a warm day (without rain) to take a walk through the Willoughby Heritage Farm in Collinsville. Today was a special day at the farm just for dogs to walk through the trails, meet other dogs, and do a little canine shopping.
The Willoughby Farm has been rather smack dab in the middle of Collinsville since the early 1900's, family owned. When the last member of the family to live on the farm passed away sometime around 2000, the Collinsville Area Recreation District took ownership and has turned it into a farm as you would have seen in the 1930's.
Then came the ancient tractor frame.
Then an old hay rake.
Then we headed out for our walk around.
But Ferdie had enough of the flowers and vegetables, he wanted to hit the trails.
I don't know if the sign was people or dogs.
Down below comes a couple of other dogs and their owners.
We made a stop inside the main barn before we left, many events are held in this place and it's rather a wonder to walk around and look at everything.
Lots of historical items which are fun to look at. There is always someone else looking who mentions that they or their mother or grandparents"had one just like that". Then they wonder what happened to it.
We finally headed down the road to the car, gave one look back at the barns and some of the other dogs who were still there, and headed home.