Curran Homestead Maple/Irish Festival 

Visitors to the Curran Homestead in Orrington went back in time Saturday.The living history farm held its 13-th annual Maple Festival and Irish Celebration.Adults and kids alike were welcome to take part in the fun.There were maple sugaring demonstrations, tours of the farm, live Irish music and lots of good food, including maple syrup beans and Irish stew.The Homestead’s Education Director says events like these are a great way to let kids and adults learn about what life in Maine was like way back when. “We want to preserve kind of the way things were done between 1875 and 1950…that’s our time frame. We take out the old farm equipment…we have educational programs with the local schools.”Little ones who visited the farm Saturday were also thrilled to see a petting zoo of sorts…with Scottish Highland cattle and lambs on hand for the day.