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Daily Archives: 2 October 2008

Fall Encampment

Miss K is feeling much better.  With antibiotics in her system for 24 hours now, the fever is down.  She slept all night and woke up ready to go.  Momma got some sleep too!!  I’m still tired, but it’s a start.

We did a couple classes today.  That’s another nice part about homeschool.  When kiddo is sick, you don’t have to push them hard.  You can let them work at their own pace and not really get behind.  Now homework just because they’re sick!!

We had a field trip to the local museum today too.  They had their Fall Encampment days going on.  It’s a time for kids to tour the fort and be taught all about pioneer days.  Everyone dresses in period clothes and does a display for the students.  There was a general store, blacksmith, cabin and we got to see a man make fire with flint.  Another man also taught about weapons/guns of the day.  The kids also got to sample some pioneer food.  They watched coffee being ground the old fashioned way and then tasted some deer jerky, soda bread, corn bread and buffalo (pot roast).  K loved it all!!  There’s also a schoolhouse on the property, but that wasn’t part of the display today.  A good time was had by all and it was very educational. 

It was pretty warm out there and we were more than ready to rest by the end of the day!!  Tomorrow, K has to do a report on what she saw today and I have to print out a couple pictures for her to use in her report.  Even I found it interesting!!  It was pretty cool and we got in at a discount rate for the homeschool group.  The rate we were charged will go toward buying a log to help rebuild the old stockade which finally rotted after all these years and was tore down.  Very productive day!!

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