Thursday, 24 July 2014

Ryedale Folk Museum Tractor & Engine Day 2014

Here a re a few photos from Tractor & Engine Day 2014. which was held on Sunday 13th July.
Thanks go to Museum Director Jennifer Smith for these.


Wednesday, 16 July 2014

Barnevelder Pullets

Last week we had an escapee pullet from the museum's flock of chickens. It was a Barnevelder , a breed originating in Holland. They lay a lovely brown egg and are great for showing or for a backyard hen.(See Your Chickens, Hopefully Richard and I made the pen hen proof...

Barnevelder Pullets

Barnevelder adult chickens

Friday, 11 July 2014

Cornfield & Vegetable Garden

Today at the museum the sun was shining and the cornfield and vegetable garden looked great. I am sure you won't see a cornfield this colourful anywhere else in Yorkshire. JS
Cornfield Flowers look lovely but where's the wheat?

Vegetable Garden potatoes looking very tidy.

Onion bed.


An abundance of herbs.

Model Village

I found a few photos from last month, the Model Village needs constant upkeep just like real size houses. I did the strimming and cresosoted all woodwork,Jane Thompson & pupils from Ryedale School were a good help. Jonathan S
Ryedale School working on model village

Busy creosoting the model barn

Thursday, 10 July 2014

2014 Tractor & Engine Day This Sunday 13th July

One of our most exciting events, the Ryedale Folk Museum Tractor & Engine Day is not to be missed. Dozens of tractors of all types, stationary engines and other vehicles will be present and also drive round the village. I hope you enjoy looking at this video and photographs of previous tractor days.

The above video was filmed in 2009,photos from 2009 & 2010

Ryedale Folk Museum - Tractor and Engine Day blog from Tony O'Reilly - The Atom Film Co on Vimeo.

Please click on the above link to watch an excellent video from 2011 Tractor Day.

Monday, 7 July 2014

Anyone Want To Learn To Be A Blacksmith?

Has anybody got the yearning to learn blacksmithing? Ryedale Folk Museum is running a blacksmithing course this Saturday 12th July 2014, ring the museum for further details 01751 417367.
In the meantime enjoy this video of our resident blacksmith Robin Butler making a Celtic brooch.

Jonathan Severs

Sunday, 6 July 2014

From World War 2 Searchlight To Fairground Attraction

Portable Miniature Carousel

Richard Bowman making adjustments to running gear
 Just found these photos I took ages ago of the miniature carousel which was in the workshop in May. It was originally a searchlight used in the Second World War and was donated to the museum after it's conversion.

Jonathan S