Thursday, July 1, 2010

Barrington Living Farm

The Barrington Living History Farm at Washington on the Brazos is amazing!!! Interpreters explain and demonstrate what life was like on the farm of Anson Jones (last president of the Republic of Texas) in the mid-1850's. We were able to tour the farmhouse and several other buildings, see the farm animals, participate in some of the daily farm chores, and play with the historic toys.

The farmhouse.

Brady sitting on on the porch and pointing at the stairs that go "up, up, up."

Dawson and Brady in one of the bedrooms.

Brady looking at the crib.

Dawson writing on the slate board.

In the kitchen, pulling the rope to move the swatter (which was apparently used to keep the bugs away).

Brady pushing the wheel barrow.

Watching a demonstration on how they washed clothing.

Teddy scrubbing the clothes, while Brady played in the water.

Peeking in to see the chickens.

Chicken pen.

Looking at the giant pig.

Giant pig.

Tack room.

Small slave quarters.

Brady liked sitting up at the table.

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