The typical early islander was both a fisherman and a farmer, almost completely self-supporting. In 1867 such part-time farmers, greatly helped by their families, grew grain and vegetables, owned at least one cow, a pig, chickens, one or two work cattle such as oxen, and if they were well off perhaps also a horse to draw the family carriage. In 1867 the census shows that 50% of all islanders considered themselves both fishermen and farmers, and 25% full-time farmers. (1 photo of farming, 1 photo of Ox Head Farm, 1 photo of exhibit?)
On display: Hunting guns, various farming equipment for working the fields, tools for working the woods, butter churns, a milking machine, sign from Ox Head Farm, saws for cutting large trees and blocks of ice, and more.