Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Heritage Farmstead in Plano

I took the kids to the Heritage Farmstead Museum in Plano today. This was our 3rd time there. I've been over the summer, and twice now over Spring Break, and it's definitely less crowded over Spring Break. In the summer, many daycares come and it gets very crowded.

It was $5 to get in, and the farm has many hands-on stations for the kids. The kids had fun grinding some corn, fed live chickens, saw other animals (turkeys, donkeys, goats, sheep), washed dishes and clothes the old-fashioned way, plowed a field, planted some seeds, walked on stilts, played some games, and went on a tractor ride.
Lasso lesson

Making quesedillas outside

Milking the cow

One-room schoolhouse

Pretending to be Blacksmiths

Carrying the buckets of water


Plowing the field

Tractor ride!

Washing clothes

Feeding the chickens

Grinding the corn

Playing by the creek
I think it's a good experience for kids about age 10 and under. It's good to get outside and do something different! The farm is open all week, with a different main demonstration each day.

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