Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Field Trip - Ohop Indian Village

Part of our field trip to Pioneer Farms yesterday included a seperate tour of the Ohop Indian Village. I have to say though that it wasn't exactly a village... it was three seperate 'stations' depicting different things. Apparently the Native Americans in our area where lodge dwellers (not teepee dwellers) and the 'Ohop Indian Village' just shows some partially constructed out buildings, not any complete structures. I suppose though that it would be a lot of work to construct a complete winter lodge. There were a lot of interesting things to see and more hands on activities that the kids really enjoyed. Judging by how much my middle child enjoyed this tour, I would have to say that five years old is a great age for this. But older kids seemed to enjoy it also!

Real furs/pelts.

Activities even a teenager enjoys (by the way that is a friendship mark on his cheek).

Our tour guide telling us interesting facts and details... that I now can't remember.

Kaleb trying his hand at the bow and arrow.

Monday, June 25, 2012

Field Trip - Pioner Farms

Today we went to Pioneer Farms Museum in Eatonville, WA. I remember going to a pioneer farm as a child, but I could not remember where it was. I wondered if Pioneer Farms in Eatonville would stir any memories... but as we walked through it I realized it was probably not the same place. However, my kids, especially my 5 year old enjoyed themselves! There were so many hands on activities to do, the weather was decent and the company was great!

Grinding flour the old fashioned way!

Rolling bread dough, even big brother was helping out.

A corner view of the cabin including a bed full of dress up clothes for the kids to try on.

Some old fashioned wooden toys for the kids to try out.

This is an outside view of the cabin, as you can see it is huge. It was made large purposelly so they could fit in large groups of people. There were other smaller cabins on the property that we were able to go into to see how the pioneers lived in smaller homes.


Each child got a chance to try milking a cow.

We found an egg, it was hiding under a chicken. Imagine that?! lol

They had some of the tamest chickens I've ever seen....

An inside view of one of the smaller cabins.

A wagon ride too!

Luckily for me this trip was organized by one of the wonderful women from our Homeschool co-op and so we got in with the much cheaper and affordable group rate! I highly suggest that as the way to go to save money. However, I'm hoping to go again in the future with the kiddos! There was so much to see and so many hands on activities this post doesn't do it justice.... neither do my poor quality photos, lol. Maybe some day I'll have a fancy shmansy camera like all the other blogger mamas! Ok... probably not... but a girl can dream can't she?

Monday, June 18, 2012

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