Homeschool Group Visit Today
Denise and Alison hosted a homeschool group from Concord today. The group of kids and their moms got a tour of the urban farm and house, learned about the Rodgers family and their history, learned how to churn butter, do laundry the old-fashioned way (pumping water, using washboards and wringers, and hanging clothes to dry), and tried their hand at quill writing with an ink recipe used to write the Declaration of Independence (oak galls and rusty nails!). Today was a beautiful but chilly day and everyone warmed up by the fire with mulled cider and later ate wheat bread with the butter they had churned. We all had a great time! Photos by Alison Clary
3/7/2018 10:00:53 am
It’s nice to see that the kids enjoyed their trip at the ranch. I just learned that the ink used in writing the Declaration of Independence is made out of rusty nails! Learning about these things is cool even for an adult like me. Schools should teach children how to do things manually just like the old days. The kids will learn not only the skills but also how to be patient. Perseverance is also a good trait that we can teach them using this method.
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