July 28, 2009

Land Between the Lakes: The Homeplace

On Friday, we once again piled the kids in the car and headed for the Land Between the Lakes. This time our destination wasn't in Kentucky, but Tennessee. The Homeplace is a 19th Century working farm.

As you walk down the path to the Homeplace, you are greeted by this beautiful log cabin. It has 2 bedrooms downstairs, a summer kitchen on the back and 2 more bedrooms upstairs.
This is the back of the Summer Kitchen

Mommy, Grace, and Gauge standing in the walkway between the 2 upstairs bedrooms.
Grace and Gauge were both fascinated with the spinning wheel and baby doll cradle.

Grace striking a pose beside the wool for the spinning wheel.
A wagon in the "boys" bedroom upstairs.
Let's go see what's outback!



Grace in the Spring House
This gentleman was whittling a serving spoon.
Drying tobacco
Cute little chickens

This is the smokehouse where they dry and smoke all their tobacco. We also found two very dirty sheep in there trying to get in out of the heat.
Wheat hanging in a barn.
They had 2 bulls outback. They were HUGE!!
kids getting a better look at the bull.

Plowing the field. Can you imagine plowing a whole field this way?
Mommy and her man.
When we were finished touring the Homeplace we went inside the store to look at more displays. The kids enjoyed trying on kids clothes from the 1800's.
It was such an interesting trip. I loved seeing how people lived and how much work it must have been.

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