Oxen Plowing at Fort Hill Farms’ Whiplash Teamster Event, Thompson, CT
by Nancy Katal
photos by Tina Haddad
The Whiplash Teamsters are a Connecticut based loose collection of people who work with oxen. Their name comes from the 4-H club that they sponsor. The kids seem to age out, but their parents and friends stay active. We keep looking for more kids to join and promote our craft.
The Fort Hill Farm owners want to expand plow day into a 2 day event in 2022.
Thompson is on the Massachusetts / Connecticut border. People from both states knew about the event by word of mouth. Most oxen people are members of the Association of New England Ox Teamsters, an organization similar to MODA. Now that word has spread, New Hampshire, Vermont and Maine people are going to show up, hopefully, under “the more the merrier” idea.