Saturday, May 21, 2011

Oxen Turn Sod for Blue Ridge Institute and Museum Building Addition

Oxen Team "Nip and Tuck" Stand Ready to Turn the Sod
Photo courtesy of Ferrum College

April 20, 2011 Ferrum College in historic Virginia found a novel use for the oxen at the neighboring farm museum. They replaced the usual administrators and politicians, wielding golden shovels, with "Nip and Tuck," the oxen team, yoked to a walking plow. The Blue Ridge Institute and Museum preserves Appalachian culture and mountain lore near Ferrum, Virginia.