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! 🙂
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.
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. 🙂
It was such a beautiful fall day!
*Thank you, Liz, and everyone in the homeschool
group that worked on these field trips!