Wednesday, October 11, 2006


Wyatt milking the fake cow.

Lily tasting molasses, honey and maple syrup.

She didn't like the molasses.

This is her troop. One is missing.

An old school house. This lady was "teaching" them. She told them about the switches she had in a basket! Yikes! They are very serious at this place! I think the girls would have sat there all day-they loved the schools.

In the farm house.

Learning about furs.

More farm house. This lady told them to act like "proper young ladies".

Another school house. They loved the slates at each desk. There was a male teacher in this one.

Playing an old game with a hoop and stick.

More tasting.

Washing clothes on a wash board-Lily loved this. I'm sure it wouldn't be so much fun if it was something she HAD to do.
Wyatt playing the hoop and stick game.

More school. Lily looks scared to death in this pic. Those teachers commanded respect!
Making candles. Here they are dipping them in wax. Then they hang them to dry.
Another home.
A home-this lady asked them if they knew how to cipher. They all looked at her like she was crazy!!
Lily got to help weave on the loom.

The potter. He made an actual piece of pottery while we watched.

The storekeeper showed them how they used to cut coins in half for 50 cents and in quarters for 25 cents. The eighths were actually worth 12 1/2 cents.
Wyatt got a turn to play the old piano in one of the houses. He graced us with chopsticks.

More school.
Lily in the inn on one of the old beds.
Lily's Brownie troop went on a field trip to Conner Prairie yesterday since it was a half day of school. We have lived here for 4 1/2 years and had never been and it's 15 minutes from our house. It was really great-I loved it and we will be going back again for sure. It showed how life was in pioneer days. They actually cook their meals there and everything. The people are in full character and don't break out for anything. We all learned a lot and had a really great time!! Wyatt went along and so did 3 other older siblings so that worked out really well.
Well, got called today to sub in music tomorrow and Friday. I subbed in there earlier this year and must've done something right because the teacher requested me! I'd better go get something done around here!! Busy couple of days coming up--so what else is new!?!?!