Saturday, October 15, 2011

Old Time Harvest Days at Fryer Park

This is a hugely picture heavy post,  but this was a really fun day and you wouldn't want to miss anything, right? Fryer Park on Orders Rd is always a great place for an adventure. There is a super exciting playground, a large pond, and a small collection of historical buildings that have been relocated here. They have events a few times a year, but this is the first one that we've been able to attend. It was extremely well organized, had an amazing amount of activities set up, and was totally free! It was perfect for kids, and the littles were very interested in everything there was to see. I also saw younger kids who were able to do many of the activities with help from parents, and quite a few older kids/teens as well. The only thing that was missing this year was the wool carding and spinning demonstration, due to the volunteer being sick, but my kids get to see that at home :).

Stamping Leather
Knot tying
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Caning a chair

Making rope

I made this!

Jump rope?

Marble run

Shelling corn

Grinding corn

Using a Buck Saw

Mama's new coaster :)


Making a clothespin doll

Cutting silhouette shapes

Cutting carefully

Using a file to make a spinning toy

I actually didn't get pics of everything that we did that day. We also were able to walk through a log cabin that was set up as it would have been in the early 1900's, learned paper quilling, quilting, and paper star making, made a corn husk doll, and visited with a group of 4H-ers and their chickens and rabbits.
We had a great time, and this is definitely an event that we will attend in the future.

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