Down On The Farm

. October 30, 2012.
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kids can get a taste of country life when they spend a summer Saturday at Rentschler Farm. Families will let out a collective "awww" at the cute young lambs, sheep and baby pigs, and get first-hand views of rural life on the four acres of farmland. There's plenty to explore — a farmhouse and eleven outbuildings, including a workshop, nineteenth century shed, hog house, sheep barn, ice house and windmill. Visitors can observe the many artifacts from historical farming (living the old-fashioned way is less simple than it sounds), and learn about how truly innovative farmers were at the time.

The Farm Museum is open every Saturday through December; outbuildings and farm animals only open through September. Free. 11am-3pm. Rentschler Farm Museum, 1265 E. Michigan Ave., Saline. 734-769-2219. www.salinehistory.org