Activities on the farm change by the season. In spring, the fields and gardens are planted, animals are born and there's plenty of cooking to do in the house. As summer progresses, crops need to be tended and harvested, animals grow and help work in the fields, and in the house, there is preserving to be done. Come fall, gardens and fields are harvested, oxen are used to plow the fields and the horses power the threshing machine, while in the house, the final preserving and putting food by for winter is done. The farm has many of the same plants that Minnesota farmers grew in the 19th century, and animals similar to those raised by pioneer families.
Visit the Minnesota Historical Society's calendar of events for upcoming seasonal activities at the Kelley Farm.