Saturday, September 17, 2011

Working on a 1920’s farm

Mommy & I have been reading “Little House on the Prairie” together each night before bed, and we decided to take a family trip to the 1920’s historical farm near our house to check out what farm life was like long ago. Even though a lot of this wasn’t around yet for Laura Ingalls, we had SO much fun working on the farm for the day!

-Abby

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We got to see lots of farm animals… cows, pigs, chickens, barn cats, sheep & horses!

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Emily even cleaned up the barn… All she needed was her “Relli” dress to complete the day!

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We both got to try churning butter like they did years ago…

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I tried building a log cabin just like Pa did in our story… I didn’t get very far…

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Emily liked sitting at the old sewing table…

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Then came my FAVORITE part of our trip… We got to do the laundry!!!! It was A LOT of work back then, but SO much fun! First we had to pump the water from the well…

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Then you had to scrub it on the washboard…

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Next you had to rinse it in the clean tub…

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And finally, we had to hang it out to dry!

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Mommy’s so glad she doesn’t have to do the laundry this way, but we loved it! Check out our video:

We also got to pump more water & tend to the garden!

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We even got to see an old carriage just like in our book and ride on an old Ford car!

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Ben missed all the fun, but had a great time sleeping in his stroller and being outside! He’ll LOVE this place someday!

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What an awesome day!

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