Friday, June 12, 2009

Chore time at the Village!

Not to be outdone by the cooking done yesterday, today we have a group of 19 talented youngsters who are here doing our chores. No...really!

Through our "Wagons West" program, kiddos get the opportunity to learn about our structures, life in the 19th century, and what a typical day might be like for a frontier Texas child. They weave, card wool, wash clothes, go to school, grind corn, and even beat rugs! Many parents comment that they are shocked to discover their children actually ENJOY doing laundry...if it's done on a washboard using lye soap.

The photos tell the story, so here are our kiddos hard at work! Please click on any photo in the slideshow to make it larger and to control the speed.

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