She seeketh wool, and flax, and worketh willingly with her hands. Proverbs 31

Saturday, November 1, 2008

The Ames Plantation Heritage Festival

One of my very favorite past times is visiting living history museums or festivals. I am drawn to simpler days and the folks that created such beautiful lives with so little except their ingenuity and creativity. I never tire of learning more.

I was so fortunate to attend The Heritage Festival at The Ames Planation in Grand Junction, Tennessee. So many arts were represented there, and I left wanting to experience them all.

I just wanted to share some images from my special day.

A glimpse of old tyme cabin life

A few of the delightufl historians who spent time teaching me about the domestic arts of our foremothers

On the farm

Colton had a fun day too!
He found an orange tractor (his favorite color).

He was the first in our family to milk a goat. A fact that he is extremely proud of.

Colton got to feel sheep wool and llama wool. He saw photos of the sheep, touched the wool, watched it being spun into yarn and then held a sweater that was knit from the wool. It was a wonderful experience for him. I was pretty thrilled myself!

And finally he got to pet some very large draft horses which he complained were breathing their hot air into his ears. LOL

I have already marked my calendar for next year!

And please don't forget to scroll down to my next post for a wonderful giveaway and free Penny Rug Christmas ornament pattern from Ginger at Primtives by the Light of the Moon. Really ... you don't want to miss it!

Wishing you joy,


Anonymous said...

I sure wish I was there with you to see it all. Thank you for sharing you day Lea. I am yearning to go visit places such as those...would love to go to the Almanzo Wilder farm but it is closed for the season.

2 Much Farm Primitives said...

Wow!! How neat!! I would love to visit this place!! We have something similar here called Historic Camden.....but nothing like that!! Sounds like you had fun!!


Tammy said...

I love places like that as well. Oh I wish I could be there. Looks like you had a great day. Thanks for sharing.

Sharon said...

Looks like such a fun and educational time! I love living museums too! Have a wonderful Sunday!

:0) Sharon

KKJD1 said...

I also love to attend things like that my mom and I got out sat. and went to a little art fair not far from here. Really had a good time. Enjoy your Sun. Blessings, Karen

Julie said...

Oh! That looks like sooooooooooo much fun!
We, too, love to visit living museums. Unfortuneatly, we haven't done that in such a long time. For the past 3 years, I've really been "craving" a visit to Washington, Arkansas.
Have y'all been there? It's such great fun!
They even have a "restaurant" there that has the best home-cooked meals. Their chicken fried steak......oh, yum!
Anyway, it's just a great place to visit and learn! They even have a blacksmith shop (when we last visited, there was a man from England apprenticing there!) Okay, I'll stop...

What does llama wool feel like? I had no idea they made wool from llama's. It is too neat, learning new things!!!
Thank you for taking us along on your trip!

Many Blessings,

Linda said...

That's my kind of day out too. We have Sturbridge Village not far from us and it is a living museum as well. I used to go with the kids school classes. I am sure I enjoyed it more than they did!

Terry said...

I would love to go there. I love places like that.
The pictures are great!

Farm Chick Paula said...

Wow! What a wonderful place!! I love the picture of Colton standing in front of the horse! I'll have to show that one to Hubby- the horse looks just like one he used to have named Rusty!

Nancy M. said...

Sounds like a wonderful place to visit! Thanks for sharing your pictures!

Primitives By The Light of The Moon said...

What a wonderful day! Good for Colton on being the first to milk a goat. I love the pictures of the simpler ways of life but I know they must have been very hard.
Blessings, Ginger

Katy said...

What an awesome experience! I just love the pics! :)