We went to an open house at Heritage Village in Largo today. My friend Jacob and his family met us there. It was so much fun!
We (Mommy) made fans by weaving palmetto branches together.
I see something I need to go do.
It was this stick. The sticks always talk to me!
Apparently they talk to Jacob too! That or three year old boys like sticks!
Looking for treasure.
We learned all about the citrus industry and how people had different jobs. I was the picker. Jacob was the tree (obviously not a real job!!).
We picked the oranges and then took them to the sorting table. It was need to see the different sizes fall into different buckets.
We watched a man make popcorn over an open fire. We weren’t allowed to eat it but it was fun to watch and hear.
We got to make biscuits! I liked sifting the flour the best.
There was an outdoor kitchen. Boy was it messy. I had to clean that right up!
Then I made STEW! I like to make pretend food.
I learned how to build a fence around crops so small animals don’t eat them.
I thought the hand pump for water was interesting. I pumped really hard but got nothing.
Then Mommy showed me how to prime the pump by going super fast.
It was cotton picking time today too. They had about 30 cotton trees that needed pulled up so they could rotate to the next crop (black eyes peas!).
I greatly enjoyed pulling up the trees.
Then we would haul them to a man who had people picking out the cotton seeds and saving the cotton.
This tree was pretty big but I eventually got it up as well.
Something caught my eye. A push plow! Good thing I am pretty tall for my age. Mommy showed me how to do it.
Then off I went!
Jacob came to help me but I did it all by myself.
YEAH ME! Then Jacob had a turn!
Time to clan the rugs in the house. There was a rug swatter but I preferred the palm branch! 🙂
What a very fun and educational day. I thought that life before electricity was pretty interesting. Not something I would like to do all the time but it was fun to learn about history. See all the great opportunities that are available to me to learn from. I am looking forward to other homeschool education! 🙂