Windy Rafter Barn Dance

Historical Tours including: 1910 work-horse barn, 1905 one-room Orton School, 1905 replica homestead cabin, weaving shed.
Historical/agricultural/nature hay wagon tour
12:00-1:00 BBQ on a bun lunch
Rope making demo, Blacksmith forging demo, Simulated cow milking experience,
Possible combine harvesting rides (season dependent)

Windy Rafters’, although currently being operated with the most modern equipment focuses on life at the turn of the 20th century.
Our historic site is used for hands-on educational experiences of life around the years of 1900s, as well as a rustic or western venue for such things as weddings and reunions.
Our facility includes: 1910 work horse barn, 1905 Orton one-room school, 1905 replica homesteader cabin, weaving shed, horseshoe pits, fire pit, & antique farm equipment.
Our tours will leave you with a feel for the lifestyle of the early settlers and the challenges that they faced.
Because of the promotions of the Canadian government and CP rail, Tom Orr set out for the North West Territories, (now Alberta). There have been six generations living on the homestead, currently overseen by Monty Orr (electrician & farmer) and his wife Ronalee Bennett Orr, (a retired school principal). Ronalee is currently writing her 3rd children’s historical fiction novel about the farm and area under the title of ‘Windy Rafters Roughnecks”.

Join us in August when more than 100 farms, ranches, and ag-tourism operators open their gates and invite visitors to share in local stories, see on-farm demonstrations and purchase locally grown and produced products.

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