a few weeks back, we attended a couple of Pioneer Day at a nature park nearby. the boys love to run and play at the playground. andrew specially loved picking up rocks and seashells that the trails were made of. the days were beautiful and the activities were free which in my book it's perfect.
the boys learned to weave baskets, watched how to boil soap, bake bread in an underground oven, churned butter, watched the women weave dish towels, made paper bonnets, watched iron works & wood works, played with children's toys that were modeled after the late 1800's, and joined the texas 'army' among many other things.
they had a stage and a played music, they had a foraging demonstration, & the boys got to explore the grounds. the picture below is an underground 'pantry' where in the old days would keep different foods that needed to keep cool. when you walked in, you could definitely feel the temperature difference.
we look forward to more days like these to keep introducing the kids of how times change. they loved everything about it.
make sure to sign up for local nature parks for these kinds of events. i even went as far and tried to convince gary to sign up to be a volunteer...ha! his beard is on point for it, too!
have a wonderful weekend, you guys!