Happy Wednesday! I hope you all are getting lots done this week, I sure am! My mom is coming for a short visit, so I have some housework that needs my attention!
Last weekend Hubby's family minus one sister (had the flu) and his mom (taking care of Grandma) went to the Frontier Culture Museum in Staunton, Virginia. If you've never been there, I highly reccomend it. It is a great place for people of all ages!
The museum has seven different farms and a working blacksmith shop. Each farm showcases different time periods and how the people of those times lived. Your first stop is an African settlement, made of mud! This was a huge hit with the kids, they loved the fact that the houses and even the beds were made of mud.
Next on your walking tour is the English farm, the kids loved this! The house is red, it gets this color because white plaster is mixed with red brick dust. This house actually came from England and was taken apart piece by piece and numbered. It was reconstructed here at the museum and you can still see the numbers on some of the beams. This farm shows what life was like in the 1700's.
|part of the kitchen. See the cheese press to the left? They actually make cheese here every week, you can watch them do it!|
|This was the sitting room, children were not allowed in here except for church.|
|This is a trundle that would sleep 4 kids! There were cats in each of the houses, to help keep the rodents down.|
|Isn't this chest beautiful? I would have taken it home with me in a heartbeat!|
|This sheep was so relaxed that she fell asleep while being sheared!|
|Washing the wool|
|allowing it to dry.|
Next on the tour is the Irish Blacksmith shop, again this came over piece by piece!
|the blacksmith was making a twisted wall hook, they sell lots of things that are made in this shop|
|They had to grind their flour daily! It was too humid to keep so they ground what they needed for that day, let me tell you it is not easy!! Those ladies were strong!|
|this man told us all about life on the farm, and played a cool intrument, I don't remember what it was called but it is similar to a dulcimar.|
|Large loom. All these farmers had to grow flax and then weave linnen cloth|
|a beautiful chest at the German farm|
Well, sorry this was so picture heavy, I took a couple hundred pictures, so just imagine what you could have seen! I will finish up the museum tour on Friday, with the American section.
Have a great day!