Succop Conservancy

WARNING: There are LOTS of pictures in this post. We had a wonderful time today at Succop Conservancy! The kids had such a great time and enjoyed trying the different Colonial activities. I enjoyed being there!

Look how beautiful!


The kids found this neat-o acorn!

The barn where we learned some things today!


Isn’t he a doll! πŸ™‚

Writing their names on a piece of walnut.

Cool name tags they got to bring home.

Waiting for Mr. Ryan to knock some apples from the tree.

This is out of order for some reason.
Apples inside the press.

Carrying the bag of apples back to the cider press.

The fruit of their labor!

Nathan decided to hang out and make a candle.

Everyone else was learning about wool.

Nathan made a very thick candle!

Ryan enjoyed doing this!

Grace loved twisting it by hand.

Mr. William describing the differences
between the bullet sizes.

Firing the muzzle loader.
(I hope that’s the right name for the gun)

Mr. Ryan is an excellent blacksmith.

Working the metal.

I would have loved to get a good close-up
of the hammer and tools on the anvil,
but this was as good as it got.

Making a nail here.

Explaining wheat to the crowd.
Seriously, the guy knows A LOT!

Grace’s wheat berries.

Oat seeds.
I love macro shots.


Everyone was learning how to thresh the wheat.

It was so fun to watch!

Yep, that’s a deer bone.
The bones and sticks were used to separate the wheat
from the stalks.


Then the kids got to do a little weeding.

Then they got to plant seeds!

Making a bullet here – the 2nd one.
If you look to the left you can see one that is finished.
My kids just had a wonderful time and we loved the hands on learning.
The only bummer is that we couldn’t try the apple cider. πŸ™‚
It was such a beautiful fall day!
*Thank you, Liz, and everyone in the homeschool
group that worked on these field trips!

4 thoughts on “Succop Conservancy

  1. these pictures are GREAT! you have a great eye for photos! πŸ™‚ everyone is saying the same thing about the apple cider, and i agree…apparently it would have made us all sick if we had tasted it (too fibrous…it needs to sit a day or two). perhaps a purchased gallon of cider poured into an identical pitcher with little dixie cups would have done the trick! i wanted to taste the soup, too!
    it was the perfect day, wasn't it? πŸ™‚ ~liz

  2. Dawn said the SAME thing exact about the cider! πŸ™‚
    That's funny! Yes the soup looked SO good I was tempted
    to go buy barley or something and make my own!
    (he put barley in, right?)

    Yesterday was the perfect day! I loved it!

  3. It looks like you had a great time, Emily! I love all the pictures. You should start a homeschool photo album. These are such wonderful moments! Thanks for posting.

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