Friday, October 20, 2017

Pioneer Farm - #SaturdaySnapshots

Recently I went on a field trip to the Pioneer Farm and Ohop Indian Museum (near Eatonville, Washington) with my granddaughter's school. Even with nonstop rain, we had a great time! Here's what we saw.
(Click on photos for a closer look.)

Imagine studying with children of all ages
in a one-room schoolhouse.
Native-American women told about local plants and
animals and how they were used by their ancestors:
for sleeping mats, medicine, food, clothing, tools.

A rapt audience learns about life in pioneer days -
churning milk into butter, making biscuits, spinning
wool into yarn, and hundreds of other chores. 

My granddaughter thought washing
clothes was fun. 
How do you sew without electricity?
Foot power!
A blacksmith demonstrated his art.
Not so sure about milking that giant cow!
Most fun of all? Jumping into a pile of hay.

More info: Pioneer Farm Museum

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Laurel-Rain Snow said...

What a wonderful journey into the past. One might even say "escape" into the past. Thanks for sharing, and here are MY SATURDAY SNAPSHOTS

Sandra Nachlinger said...

I think some of the exhibits were eye-opening for the children. They couldn't figure out what many of the household items were used for (and neither could I!) It was a fun day.
Thank you for stopping by and leaving a comment. I enjoyed your blog post, too.

judy said...

Way cool, Sandy! I didn't even know such places existed nearby. Good photos. Looks like you had lots of fun.

Sandra Nachlinger said...

Thanks for leaving a comment on my post, Judy. We had a great time, even though we had rain all day long. The reconstructed village was nicely done and gave everyone a real feel for life in those days.

Deb Nance at Readerbuzz said...

A long time ago we stopped at a similar place in Arkansas. It was unforgettable. We will definitely try to visit this place if we ever make it to Washington State.

Poem fanatic said...

I've always read about students visiting pioneer farms, but I've never been to one. I guess you could say I've been to the Indian equivalent- which is old village setups.

Sandra Nachlinger said...

There were lots of hands-on activities for children, but adults enjoyed themselves, too.

Sandra Nachlinger said...

This was my first time to go to a pioneer farm, but I'd imagine it's similar to what you've visited. Very interesting.

Lady In Read said...

that looks like so much sun and a travel through time... i should see if there is something like this closer by home..

Sandra Nachlinger said...

It was an interesting experience -- for both kids and grown-ups.
Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving a comment.

Ginx Craft said...

Looks like a really educational and fun trip.

Sandra Nachlinger said...

It was. I'd like to go back and spend more time there.

Charlie Anderson said...

How fun! We also have a full-fledged and working Pioneer Farms in Austin. I remember going twice with school field trips. The first thing you do when you arrive is dress in the attire for the time. One year I was assigned to cooking, and we were making corn cakes.

Sandra Nachlinger said...

That sounds like great fun! I didn't realize there was a Pioneer Farm in Austin.
I'm glad you enjoyed my blog post.

Sue Jackson said...

What a wonderful place! Looks like fun. We have similar places here in the east - always fun to see history brought to life. Glad your graddaughter enjoyed it - and so wonderful that you could go with her class on the field trip!

Hope you are enjoying the week (as you can see, I am WAY behind!)


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NatureFootstep said...

tricky for the teacher but I think they did great anyway. :)

Klara S said...

I like when places like this prepare activities for children. Fun and knowledge for them. Nice shots.

Sandra Nachlinger said...

I agree, and I learned a few things, too! I'm glad you enjoyed my photos. Thanks for stopping by.