Rendering Tallow

Hunting season having just concluded, several friends (most especially Glen) gave us a quite a bit of deer fat. We use the tallow produced from it in our daily cooking and when teaching classes in soap and candle making.

“New” greenhouse

This past summer we built a “new” greenhouse on to the side of the Rev. Searle’s farm barn. It is modeled somewhat on the greenhouse at Zoar Village, which was established in 1817 by German Separatists.

Homestead Classes

                                                                                                                Photo by Laura Fry The preservation of the buildings and artifacts of history is important, but…..

Hotz Blacksmith Shop

Mike Hotz and a friend came to Richfield in 1878. They went to work at Killiffer’s Blacksmith Shop. Some years later Mike built his own shop. …That was later to cause some confusion for various of Richfield’s officialdom.

John Casto Print Shop

                                                                                                                          Photos by Arlan Heiser John Casto was the head printer at Firestone Tire & Rubber Co. in Akron.

The Highjack House and Farm

                                                                  Photo by Arlan Heiser  (Picture taken with infrared camera.) The last murder committed in Summit Co. for which the perpetrator was hung, was done in the Highjack House.