Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Appleton City First Graders Visit Poplar Heights Living History Farm

The Appleton City 1st graders joined us at Poplar Heights Living Historic Farm for Living History Day. They shelled corn then made cornbread which they ate at lunch. They went to the Atkeson Log Cabin for a pioneer story, a coloring page, learning about wool and making a sheep. Then on to doing laundry, dipping candles, making sheets of paper, learning all about old time food preservation with a taste of porridge, smells of different herbs, preserving meat and eggs and how to make sausage with real, touchable casings! 

A hay ride took them to visit and feed the Scottish Highland Cattle and then back to learn about and paint sunflowers. 

Each planted a sunflower seed at the Sunflower House. At lunch we all roasted marshmallows and took a nature walk around the pond - yes, there was a snake. Kids bring your parents to our Summer Festival June 13&14 to see how your Sunflower House has grown. We had a great time - thanks AC for joining us.