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
The Rodgers Ranch Heritage Center's Board of Directors is excited to use our blog, "Ranch Posts," to keep members and the public informed of the latest activities at the ranch. We invite you to comment, ask questions, or muse on the heritage center, both its historical past and its thriving present.