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Ever wonder where the people who work at historical restoration villages like Colonial Williamsburg get started? How do you train to become a pre-industrial artisan or farmer? Well, you catch the colonial bug at happenings like the 18th-Century Wheat Harvest. You can help cut and bind wheat (which the flier coyly refers to as “the colonial farmer’s second most important cash crop.” Behind what, hemp?), rake hay, churn butter, and do all the kinds of backbreaking labor that modern technology has made unnecessary. From 1-4:30 p.m. at the Claude Moore Colonial Farm, 6310 Georgetown Pike, McLean. $3. (703) 442-7557. (James Lochart)