Monday, November 8, 2010

Weekend outing: Sturbridge

We bought a new chicken coop this weekend, and it was more than an hour's drive to pick it up, so we decided to make a day of it and visit Old Sturbridge Village while we were in the neighborhood. I hadn't realized just how big it was--we were only able to see a tiny bit of it, being on toddler time as we were.

I found myself especially interested in the things that define my daily life these days: home, food, and children:

A simple and practical kitchen set-up:

Watermelons stored up in the attic (in November? I'll have to try that!):

A sweet sleeping corner that reminded me of Laura and Mary:

A trundle bed:

A beautiful baby's bed to keep out the drafts:

A potty seat sized just right for toddlers (fascinating from an EC perspective--no preschooler would fit in this chair):

A cozy scene by the fire with knitting and toys:

A beautiful, tiny, child's desk under a window:

There was lots to engage Lucy, too. Her special request was a ride on the stagecoach:
"Horses! Me in?"

She tried out a butter churn:

And even got to "milk" a "cow."

I really look forward to future visits; a homeschooler's haven, I think!


The Mom said...

I love Sturbridge. They have homeschooling days several times a year at a deep discount. My favorite place is the farm.

Luisa said...

That was sweet. I have never been there. Hmmm... looks like a great place for a homeschooling field trip.

City Sister said...

we're going to have to go there...we drive by every time we go to visit my family and talk about going, but never actually stop...we have that need to get to the destination after 12 hours in the car.

Annie said...

What a neat place!

We lived in an 1890's heritage town as caretakers and that was one of my best summers ever.

Flower Patch Farmgirl said...

That little sleep-nook is SO Laura and Mary! You took the words right outta my mouth. :)

Looks like fun!