Monday, August 03, 2009
A perturbed pullet at the Kline Creek Farm, West Chicago, Illinois.
I've lived in Chicago's northwest suburbs for 18 years and didn't realize how many farms still existed within the confines of the metroplex. The Kline Creek Farm is a vintage 1800s farm that is owned and operated by DuPage County, is manned by volunteers and still raises crops and livestock.
Visitors can get a glimpse into late 1800s farm life through interpretive displays in the visitor center and by touring the farm's barns, outbuildings, livestock pens and restored farm house. Interactive demonstrations allow kids to participate in the "chores experience."
Kline Creek Farm is open daily and admission is free.
Photograph © 2009 James Jordan.