In the outdoor grounds of Emsland Moormuseum stands a smallholding consisting of a dwelling with small stables and a farm garden. This settler’s site represents a typical smallholding as it would have appeared around 1920, which is divided into three working and living areas. The layout of the garden clearly shows the need there would have been at the time for provisioning.
The settler’s farm has been recognized as an ark farm. Animals bred and marketed by the museum include Landrace of Bentheim sheep, Bentheim Black Pied pigs, Westphalian chickens (Westfälische Totleger), and Diepholz geese. The Landrace of Bentheim sheep are also used for near-natural landscape maintenance of the museum’s upland peat areas, where you may encounter them on a walk.