Join us on Saturday, May 14, 2016 for our annual Plow Day featuring horse-drawn plowing demonstrations and horse-drawn wagon rides. Food & beverage will be sold on site, and your free-will donations can help us put a new roof on the farmhouse!
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On Sunday, February 14, 2016, join the fun at Historic Ruby Ellen Farm in a guided on rolling terrain in open fields, orchards & woods. You can choose a long or short trail, and we will help you with winter tree & animal track identification Our two museums will be open for guided tours after you […]
What radio stations, where did they come from? Rex: “WLW in Cincinnati and Toronto was one, strong station in Toronto and WLS in Chicago and then there was WMAQ in Chicago, was a strong station and then there was WHO in Des Moines, Iowa. There was a few stations that you could pick up pretty […]
Volunteer Opportunities We are looking for individuals interested in assisting us in the maintenance and care of our historic gardens both vegetable and flower. If you or your garden club is interested in spending some time at Ruby Ellen this summer assisting us in preserving our heirloom gardens, please contact Peggy at 231-590-9304. Ruby Ellen […]
We here at Ruby Ellen are spending some of these early winter days reviewing our archives which include several video taped interviews with Rex and others as well as over 500 slide images of life on the farm. Right now we are transcribing over 200 hours of interviews with Rex, taken over three years. Just […]
In 2001, Eileen and J. Carl Ganter of Traverse City-based MediaVia LLC created “With These Hands,” a documentary project that followed the lives of four area farmers. One of these was Rex and though the Ganters have moved on to found the award-winning Circle of Blue journalism project, they were kind enough to share this […]
“It’s about the land, it’s always about the land.” MICHAEL BOLINI (Ernest Borgnine) is a rugged seasoned Italian farmer who lives alone on his precious 240 acre fruit farm, when the bad news comes. It turns out his recently deceased mother had never switched the title of the farm into his name, and now the […]