Today's plan today took us to Sturbridge, Massachusetts to meet Glenn and Sylvia. This is the location of the Old Sturbridge Village, where we would experience life as it was in 1830.
We started our walk through the
town, pass this small home where we found a
colonial lady making baskets. She has the bed folded away to give her more working space.
Just down the lane was the
The doors were always open to welcome everyone to Sunday worship services. This Congregational church held morning and afternoon services, each over two hours long. Easter and Christmas services were very rare, but there was always a special Thanksgiving morning service.
Meetings and concerts were also held in this building.
Next we saw this lady who
preparing big pots of boiling water. She will be adding Madder root to the water to make an orange colored dye. Then she will dye the white yarn you see hanging on the clothes lines.
This is the way
it will turn out.
All of the colors for dying the yarn come from roots, herbs, or barks.
We would have shopped in the
General Store for our
fabrics for making
There was a visit to the
and the printer.
A stroll through the
covered bridge and around the
pond took us out the lane to the
Taking care of the
crops, gardens, and
animals always came first. When the colonist weren't farming, they worked with the
cobbler. They took on these extra jobs to have extra money for their families.
Our last stop was by the
school house to see if we could lean anything new from the
What a fun day, taking a walk with the
locals. We thank them for inviting us into their
homes and their
businesses where we learned what life was like in 1830.
We then took ourselves to the
Piccadilly Pub to enjoy dinner and continue our visit with
Glenn and Sylvia.
Yet another great day in New England!