Partial Riverview Road Closure - Updated 11/20/13
Curb, guiderail, and paving work has started on Riverview Rd between Fitzwater and Brookside roads. The road is closed to northbound traffic but remains open southbound. Work is expected to be completed by the second week of December due to weather delays More »
Closure on Fishing Will Remain in Effect for Virginia Kendall Lake
Due to the government shutdown, we were unable to survey the fish community in VK Lake as scheduled. Our survey partners (ODNR) will not be able to get into the lake until early spring of 2014. Therefore, the closure on fishing will remain in effect. More »
Growing up on a farm meant living in close quarters with various livestock, including cows, horses, goats, turkeys, and feisty roosters. Rural life also meant more interactions with wildlife such as deer, coyotes, and skunk.
Longtime residents of the Cuyahoga Valley have many memories about their adventures with animals on the farm. Listen to the following heartwarming stories about children and their beloved animals, as well as tales of the farm's scariest creatures.
In Their Own Words
Click the topics to hear stories about Cuyahoga Valley life.
Riding Horses (1 minute 2 seconds)
For Carol Haramis, of Heritage Farms, taking care of and exercising horses was never a chore.
First Riding Horse (21 seconds)
Rena Fiedler, who grew up at Stanford House, talks about how she loved her small riding horse.
Dogs, Goat, and Pony (54 seconds)
Philip Urbank recounts how his dog and goat pulled a homemade cart before he got his first real pony.
Cow at Night (56 seconds)
Sprayed by a Skunk (1 minute 11 seconds)
Willis Meyers shares stories about running into a cow at night and about being sprayed by a skunk before going to school.
Chased by a Rooster (1 minute 5 seconds)
Chickens in a Tree (1 minute 17 seconds)
Pat Morse, who grew up across from Hale Farm, remember encountering a scary rooster, searching for eggs, and cleaning up after roosting chickens.
Did You Know?
Lock 27 along the Ohio & Erie Canal became known as Johnnycake Lock after several boats ran aground due to flooding. While stranded, supplies ran low and canal passengers and crew ate only corn meal pancakes, known as "johnnycakes".