no turtle in the pocket today, for farm day his mouse rode in his pocket.
Saturday, March 24, 2012
Tuesday, March 20, 2012
I went on another interesting field trip with Aiden's class to Hyde Farm, which is 95 Acres of farmland perserved in the middle of the hustle and bussle of the suburbs. A working farm in the early 1900's, the county is attempting to restore the structures but funding isn't available yet so it continues to deteriorate.
They have braces holding some of the buildings up, it is a shame that they continue to fall apart waiting for the funding to come through.
There is a working water well
She called up two volunteers to drop the bucket and pull up water, guess who was chosen
...Aiden and Grace Ellen
The kids got to feel the water that came out of the ground and were surprised at how cool it was.
The Powers family first owned this land, after foreclosure the Hyde family took possession. They had both lived here together at one point. There was more to the story but I have forgotten the details.
I did find that the farm started in 1840's and the Hydes acquired it in the 1920's, and owned it til 2004.
They were not wealthy but resourceful and used what they had to make repairs and keep their farm going. I would be quite nervous to know my house was supported by a stack of rocks!
The original cabin was on the left, made from trees that grew on their land.
The wallpaper in the cabin was newspaper.
One of the children found a little piece on the ground and it was like finding a hidden treasure.
In later years a bathroom was added on. The outhouse wasn't feasible as Mr. Hyde aged.
The kids were shown (and got to try) washing clothes with a wash board...
...then hung them on the line to dry.
Then tried their hand at plowing with a manual plow! Not easy in Georgia red clay.
another fun filled day of learning and adventure.
Another story I wished I remembered was why the building behind looked burned. I think I recall her saying it was for storing food for the winter.
Monday, March 19, 2012
Thursday, March 15, 2012
Things they are a changin'
After 12 years of living in this home the time seems right to put it on the market and see what happens.
Bitter sweet for sure. We have the most amazing neighbors anyone could ever dream of having,
all 3 of our children were born in this warm home.
I'm having a hard time thinking about not being here, but we shall see what God has in store for us.
Saturday, March 10, 2012
Friday, March 9, 2012
We have had a roll of carpet that sweet neighbors gave us, after having in the garage for years,
it became time to learn how to install it.
Thank you YouTube and viola... I learned how to install carpet! While my manly hubby made us dinner.