Monday, April 1, 2013

Prairie School Days

The twins and I are leading another group at 1860s Pony School today from 9:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. We had 34 in our group on Thursday, and we are expecting 36 students today. I am dressing up for my role as the School Marm (and covering all six subjects). The twins are in charge of chores and recess. They will help the boys chop wood, saw logs, plus pump water for the basin and pitcher. They will lead potato sack races, hoop rolling, stick horse races, and drop the hankie game. Later, they also play their fiddles for the after-lunch entertainment.
Last class, we had one little boy who couldn't get his britches zipped up. And another little boy scared up a couple of baby bunnies from their burrow. This was the highlight of the afternoon, especially when Polar Bear had to keep everyone from chasing the bunny into the traffic on Mitchell Street. He rescued the bunny too.
Here's a photo of the butter churning session: The girls are jumping and running to shake their little jar of cream into butter (because it takes longer than you think!) and then we went outside to eat with with lunch from our pails.

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