...to spinning it into yarn. (We also saw washing, carding, and dyeing.)
The kids got to make their own pottery bowls
use an old-fashioned wood planer
make sheep puppets using real wool
play with old-fashioned toys
enjoy the animals
and enjoy running around the lovely grounds. The grown-ups especially enjoyed this one garden, full of rhododendron and azaleas, not only because it was so pretty, but because it was in a little ravine that helped contain all of the kids so that we could sit and talk!
Abigail liked trying a butter churn...she was pleased to see 'in real life' what it meant when Laura (Ingalls) had to churn the butter.
One last picture, just because it's sweet. David and Lauren shared secrets all day long!