Tuesday, November 4, 2008

On the farm

Today the girls went to the Jr. Museum for their monthly homeschool class where today's class was titled "on the farm." The girls got to see how houses look back in the 1800 and early 1900's. The girls saw how people dressed, what they ate, and how they live. Here are a few thoughts from the girls:
Trinity: I saw a cotton plant for the first time and learned that slaves had to pick many bags of cotton from prickly plants. I also learned that people back in this day usually split their homes. They had one section of the house where they slept and another where they cooked. Many houses back then were burned down due to lantern fires, so seperating the houses was a smart idea.
Kennedy: I learned that people used to have many animals that that had for food. We saw a cow that helped make the butter we ate today.

Trinity churning homemade butter made out of heavy whipping cream. The girls got to sample some on a cracker, yummy!
Kennedy using an old plower.
Trinity touching a cotton plant for the first time.
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