Saturday, March 9, 2013
T2 and I have been spending a lot of time lately studying Pioneers. T1 remembers studying this when he was in public school and I am glad that he has retained some of what he learned several years ago. We have been enjoying Laura Ingalls Wilder's books and are currently over halfway through The Little House on The Priarie having completed The Little House in the Big Woods. Despite being an avid reader my entire life, I never actually read this series of books but I did enjoy the TV show. T2 has never seen the show although we did watch part of the pilot last week, just up to the point that we were in the book at that time. It was interesting to compare the book and show and notice things that were different or different than we had imagines. We tried making butter which was a success. We made a covered wagon model and wrote using ink and real feathers. It just happens that two of T2's homeschooling friends are also reading the books so we are able to chat about them when we get together.
Tomorrow we're heading to a place that has a Pioneer long house set up showing just how many families lived here many years ago. The last time we were there not only were the children little but Hudson was still a sweet smelling tiny minimally shedding puppy! I mentioned our visit here. I'll take pictures of the long house and add them when we get home tomorrow. It is expected to be a mild day which we are excited about!