Spring on the Homestead
Prince George, B.C. – The Huble Homestead Historic Site kicks off its 2016 season this weekend with Spring on the Homestead, running from 10 am to 4 pm Sunday and Monday.
For those who may not have previously visited, the Huble Homestead is located 40 kilometres north of Prince George off Highway 97. You take a right onto Mitchell Road, travel 6 kms over good gravel road and you’re there.
Admission to the site is by donation, with the money raised going toward programs, collections and site maintenance. Suggested donations are $5 for adults, $3 for seniors and children and $10 per family.
Operations Manager Krystal Leason says although this weekend marks the official opening, “we have been on site for some extra weeks this spring with such an early season. We’ve been focussing a lot on some major maintenance issues so we’re actually replacing a bridge, which will be done soon. Another major thing is our sheep pens which have been slowly sinking and, if you’ve visited in the last years, you may have seen our sheep running around. So we don’t have sheep this weekend, they’ll be here in a few weeks once we finish re-doing the pens but hopefully these new pens will keep those sheep where they belong!”
“It’s a bit unfortunate we can’t have them out for our Spring on the Homestead event, which is usually an event where we like to talk about sheep and wool and their role on the homestead. We’ll still talk about the wool but the sheep will be a little late in arriving.”
Krystal says “there is still a lot going on for everyone on the homestead, you’ve got demos both days, old fashioned games in the field, a scavenger hunt, a lot of music happening as well as guided tours, the General Store is open with locally-made goods and it has a sale going on. There is lots to do.”
“We are looking forward to another great line-up of summer events and we have them all online at our website www.hublehomestead.ca and on our Facebook.”
And Krystal says just like any other homestead there is plenty of work to do. “We have some restoration projects coming up for rehabilitating some of our agricultural equipment through a grant from the Prince George Community Foundation. So we are definitely busy and are looking forward to our new season and of course, there’s something for everyone.”