I’ve posted a series of photos from a recent visit to the Slate Run Historical Farm. Most of these are from the animals that we encountered, but here are a couple of images that remind us of how a farm in the 1800’s would be run.
First, wood will need to be chopped year-round for cooking, and in the winter months for heat:
And the wind will be used to dry the wash:
These are but two examples of the traditions and practices that we are reminded of when we visit historic places. For me, these places serve as reminders of the past and reminders that for those of us with electricity and heat, how good we have it today.
And for this specific purpose, they are my response to the Two Cents Tuesday Challenge: Heritage from Across the Bored.
Folks that have visited this week know that last weekend we visited the Slate Run Historic Farm. To close out the work week, here are a couple of shots of the ruler of one of the roosts at the farm.
In addition to looking cool, this guy liked chasing the other chickens around to make sure that they knew he was in charge:
These chickens were a lot of fun to watch. It’s amazing what we can experience if we pause and sit quietly for a few minutes. Whole worlds can open up when we stop and pay attention.
Living on a farm in the 1800’s would be a very different experience than what most of us experience in today’s world, and it’s a great opportunity to catch a glimpse of what it would’ve been like. But for me, it’s the animals and the other sentient beings that I like the most about the farm. Taking the time to pause and share a few moments with these animals and get a glimpse into their world is one of the most fulfilling experiences I’ve had. Perhaps it’s why we have dogs and cats in our home. In fact, if I’m being completely honest, it’s the dogs and cat that are the rulers of our roost!
Have a great weekend!