We took a big, exciting, whole-family trip to see friends out of the city, and to go to a living history turn of the century village. It was a splendid day.
|Look at their excitement!|
|Playing with friends|
It was a village, with a number of houses, shops, and a little church. We visited a traditional Mennonite home, a Scottish house preparing for Hogmanay, the blacksmith's, the butcher's and a few other places. Oh, the tailor/postmaster's. It was a homeschooling day, so we got in for a grand total of $5.00.
|And the railroad|
|Using a pump for water. So cool|
|Ride in a horse drawn wagon! With bells!|
|The butcher's. They had Heinz ketchup for sale on the shelves, as one of the products.|
|Blacksmith's shop, with a blacksmith working|
|He was also the farrier|
A whole day spent with friends and horses and blacksmiths and snow. A very successful day, and one that's inspiring me to add local history to our overwhelmingly science-and-robots focused home life.