Annual ‘Puttin’ Food By’ at Rock Ledge Nov. 12

       The annual “Puttin' Food By” event is scheduled at Rock Ledge Ranch Saturday, Nov. 12 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
       Visitors will get to observe hog processing, sausage and soap making, cooking demos and other activities related to the ways early settlers prepared for winter.
       The cost is $5 for adults; $3 for seniors and students and $1 for children over 5.
       A major part of the activity is the hog processing. According to a press release, “hogs were a diet and economic mainstay on the American frontier. Traditionally, pigs were processed in the coolest, fall months to keep the meat from spoiling while curing in a smokehouse. Dress warmly and gather at the barnyard for this educational demonstration.”
       Rock Ledge Ranch, a city-owned working ranch operated in 1880s style, is located in the Garden of the Gods, off Gateway Road near the Garden's Visitor Center.
       For more information, call 578-6777.

From a press release