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!