Monday, November 26, 2007

Thanksgiving 2007 at Homestead Heritage

This year on the day after Thanksgiving after we did our usual 5am shopping, we headed down to Homestead Heritage in Waco. In spite of the inclement weather, we had a wonderful 2 days.

You will notice that I am not a part of the petting animal experience. Thanks Amanda for stepping in for me.

Bethani learning to cross stitch. She is going to use her new talents for Christmas gifts.

Jeremi at the silversmith's shop making a gold spoon.

The Homestead has many resident artisans, and one of them is a skilled blacksmith. It was here that we watched him form a metal candle holder from a steel rod. With continual heating and beating and shaping and forming, something useful was created. (That sounds like something that will preach.)

Tiffani's basket

Jeremi's Watercolor Leaf

Tiffani & Abigail

They spent the night in the RV behind the Wheeler's house. Apparently the 4 girls stayed up late into the night giggling.

Jeremi & Joshua

Joshua has a lot to teach Jeremi. Just take a look at the walls of his room!

This was Bethani's first time to milk a cow. We bought a gallon of this raw milk, and will make butter and yogurt out of it. (If we can keep Craig out of the jar!)

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