Heritage Days

Oct
1


Today, after everyone milked the cow, we went to Heritage Days (combined with Grandparents Day) at the little school in town where I displayed:


–Wool from our sheep
–Hand-dipped candles
–Homemade hard cheese
–Milk from our cow
–Homemade butter
–Corn cob jelly and tomato butter
–Homemade soap
–Farm-fresh multi-colored eggs

I had the kids touching the raw fleece to feel the lanolin. The butter display was a demonstration with kids shaking the jars as they went by–pretty soon we had butter, but they kept shaking for two hours as they came by then opening the jar with amazement to see the butter inside.




This was absolutely adorable, watching the kids touching the raw wool, handling the soap and candles, awed by the process of making butter. I also had corn cob jelly and tomato butter available for taste-testing.


It was so much fun!!

Then we (me and my company here as we prepare for the party–CindyP and Natalie) stopped by the old farmhouse to visit Georgia and take a tour!

It’s the eve before THE BIG PARTY. We’re making our lists and checking them twice and getting ready for BIG FUN tomorrow!! (There will be a LOT of pictures!) I’ll update as I can.

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Posted by Suzanne McMinn on October 1, 2010  

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  1. 10-1
    7:42
    pm

    I am so sad that I couldn’t be there!…but hope all of you have a wonderful time!

  2. 10-1
    7:54
    pm

    I sooo wished I could be there, but, I have to work :dancingmonster:
    PLEASE Suzanne, do have another party next year??? My husband promised me that we would be able to attend. And I do hope to kidnapp my sister and bring her too! Rileysmom…… :wave:
    To all of you who are attending… :fairy: you lucky ones… :fairy: I pray for your safe travels to and fro…… I can hear your laughter and happy times already! :woof:

  3. 10-1
    8:01
    pm

    Angela, I can’t wait for next year !!!! We’ll overtake the farm even if she says “no”…

  4. 10-1
    8:08
    pm

    Oh I recognize that egg basket from Little’s earlier hatching attempts! :D

  5. 10-1
    8:25
    pm

    Satisfaction on those beautiful childrens faces when they discovered butter! Having had a cow when our children were small brings back memories. Suzanne, wish we could be there, but your pictures are so colorful and the food always looks so delicious. Wish CA was closer! How nice to have helpers, too. Make Memories and enjoy the day!

  6. 10-1
    8:54
    pm

    That was an awesome display you had for the kids! They are all so cute!!!! I know your party tomorrow will be fantastic for everyone. Wishing I could be there. :sun:

  7. 10-1
    9:12
    pm

    I’m glad that you all had such a great day, and I’m pleased that Little had vacated the egg basket befor the demonstration! Looking forward to seeing and reading all about adventures on the farm tomorrow – and REALLY sorry that it’s pretty much impossible for me to attend. I’ll be there in spirit though! I’m certain that it’ll be a huge success. :yes:

  8. 10-1
    10:12
    pm

    Thank you for keeping us updated. Again, I wish I could be there. It looks like Heritage Days was great fun. I love those kids’ faces. Have a wonderful time tomorrow. I know you’ll be taking lots of pictures, and posting them for us all to see. *Meanwhile, Get Some Sleep.* :wave:

  9. 10-1
    10:17
    pm

    I love the idea of Heritage Days! Showing the next generation the old ways is so neat.

  10. 10-1
    10:51
    pm

    Heritage Days sounds like it was fun. The kids actually got to see where reall food comes from!
    Have a blast tomorrow…well, today, or I hope you had fun. I don’t see you reading your comments anytime soon. You are going to be BUSY!!!

  11. 10-2
    1:08
    am

    Fourth photo down made me laugh and laugh! Future health inspectors right there! :no:

  12. 10-2
    2:19
    am

    Have a wonderful time tomorrow. Laugh lots. The rest of us will be with you in spirit, but take lots of pictures, okay?

    And for those who are traveling: drive safely and don’t cross any high water; it’s a party, not an adventure.

  13. 10-2
    6:17
    am

    Cant wait to see pics of the party, ohh I wish I could have come.Hope everyone has a wonderful time and beautiful weather :D

  14. 10-2
    7:11
    am

    I see from the comments that I’m not the only one who wishes she could be there! Have a great time.

  15. 10-2
    7:43
    am

    Looks like a gorgeous day here in southern WV, hope it stays the same for you up there. Have a great day!

  16. 10-2
    9:33
    am

    I would like to have seen all that too! All very interesting stuff!

    Good luck with the party today! I hope all goes well!

  17. 10-3
    10:53
    am

    My goodness, those children are BEAUTIFUL! You take great photos, Suzanne!

  18. 10-3
    2:38
    pm

    I loved the pictures, of the children, and your table look so nice, wish I could have been there, can’t wait to see the pictures. Thanks so much for your blogs. Kay

  19. 10-4
    12:40
    pm

    You had a lot of neat things on your display for Heritage Days. Cool!

  20. 10-7
    10:49
    am

    This is the same way I make butter. See Here: http://windowontheprairie.com/2010/04/07/got-cream-make-butter/ Suzanne

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