October Field Trips

We were able to go on two field trips this month. I’m not sure if that is what you call them if you are homeschooling, but you understand.

Our first trip was to Washington on the Brazos for one of their homeschool days. It was a wonderful trip, and I highly recommend it. Speedy stayed home with Thomas which made the experience much more enjoyable.

First, one of the ladies that works in the museum talked to the kids about life for pioneer children who were early settlers in Texas. They were able to see different tools, chores, clothes and toys from that era. We made a few simple toys together, and then we toured the museum before enjoying a picnic lunch outside.

In the afternoon, the kids got a tour of the Barrington Farms portion of the museum. First, there was the tour of the pioneer house and time to do some of the chores–feeding chickens, carrying water, and washing rags in a bucket with a washboard and then hanging them on the clothesline. Sugar loved the “laundry”.

Afterward, we got to see the farm side with pigs, turkeys, cotton plants and lots of dried corn.

We got to see the slave quarters and compare them to the house. They were exhausted by the time we were done, and Sugar was out of smiles.

Last week, we went on a tour of the air traffic control tower at our local airport with our PE co-op. We also got to sit in a little airplane and look at other planes in the hangar. The kids enjoyed it, and Speedy learned the sign for airplane after watching a plane takeoff on the runway nearby.

This was my favorite picture of the trip.

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