A Visit To the 1800s


Awhile back, we got the wonderful opportunity to go the Homesteading Fair at our local Hanley Farm.  We and a small group of lovely homeschoolers got to make candles, do laundry the old fashioned way, pretend to drive a tractor, learn about animal pelts, and the Oregon Trail.  And that wasn't even all of it!

We carried water pails...




 We milked a "cow"...



We lassoed some cattle...


We ground some flour...


And we made some bread by hand...






Some of us liked it and some of us, well, not so much....


We made candles...



And then we did laundry...



...I don't get this much help at home...


Well, not all of us was into laundry...


While some people made lovely clay pots...


Others decided to play on the tractor...


 On the way to the next station we met a new friend, who was a bit of a show off...


And then we learned about the Oregon Trail.  The lady who led the short talk had an actual Bible brought along the trail...



At our last station was where we got to learn about fur trading in Oregon history...


Hanley Farms is truly a gem in Southern Oregon.  If you live near here you must visit their website and check the great programs they have going on.  Back in 2015 we really enjoyed their Living History Days, which is coming up soon.  We need to do it again!


All in all it was an incredible learning experience.  Even though we struggled a lot this year with our homeschool, we did have some great adventures in hands on learning.

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