Monday, February 16, 2009

Early Settler Life

Today we had the opportunity to visit Spring Valley Nature Center and lean how pioneers made food. Boy, am I glad I am not a Pioneer! Our group of homeschoolers got to a nice (long) walk out to the log cabin to do all of the activities including making apples sauce and cornbread over an open fire! Dylan was tremendously impressed by all of the machines they used to shell corn and make corn meal. I had no idea that early settlers and Native Americans used a clam shell to "shell" corn. Who knew? He gave a try at shelling the corn with the clam shell but quickly opted for the machine.
Butter Churning
Shelling Corn to......
Make corn meal to....
make corn bread!!!
Making apple sauce.

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