Monday, June 18, 2007

Visit to 1800's Farm

Last Thursday we took a family day trip to an 1800's working farm. There were men in the fields baling hay and women in the house sewing. A blacksmith was in the shop making new hooks and latches for some outside gates. He shared a lot of information with us about the process of heating up the metal and shaping it. Fascinating.

Everyone was dressed in clothes of the time period. This farm puts up vegetables from the garden, keeps animals, weaves rugs, etc. It was really neat.

The kids had a good time. The highlight was visiting the general store which actually had 1 cent and 2 cent candy in glass jars. Yummy treat!

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