Wednesday, June 17, 2009

lessons from Little House on the Prairie

this historic stone house makes the perfect setting for the park district classes about Little House on the Prairie. it was built in 1860, about the same time that laura ingalls was living out the pioneer adventures she wrote about in her books. B has had a wonderful time with the
projects they have done: making butter, molasses snow candy (with snow saved in the freezer from this winter!), and soap. and then learning to do laundry... the old fashioned way! she thought it was great fun, although i suspect she would tire of it really soon if was not a game!

a cake of homemade soap

Wash on Monday
Iron on Tuesday
Mend on Wednesday
Churn on Thursday
Bake on Saturday
Rest on Sunday

laundry day

putting the clothes through the wringer

B carrying water for laundry day

scrubbing on the wash board

swing your partner!
the kids had a great time learning some dance steps
and imagining pa playing his fiddle!

everyday gift: living history lessons


Anonymous said...

Dear B,

I've got quite a bit of laundry at my house, waiting for you to do "the old fashioned way"! When can I expect you? Love, Grammy

Julie said...

Love the photos! Looks like everyone had a great time.

rainydaymichele said...

Great pictures of a fun day, Stacy! :)