Post by baby daddy on Dec 29, 2012 12:15:36 GMT -5
I posted this in another post, but thought this link was better suited here. My wife and I were camping in Ky. this year at Land Between The Lakes and visited this site. I would recommend this to anyone, it's the coolest place. I wish I could volunteer there in retirment, but that's not gonna happen. At the time we visited they were just firing the tobacco barn, which we really didn't get a look at inside because of the rain. ( I was wet enough as it was) Anyway if you're in the area they have different things going on depending on the time of year. Gardening, soap making, laundry, tobacco harvest and curing, all of the daily things that were being done in the mid 1800's. so check it out. www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=pyCsR5GSYwc
Last Edit: Dec 29, 2012 14:58:58 GMT -5 by baby daddy
Very cool. It occurs to me that it would be great to have a book listing such living history sites. We oldies (you aren't oldies, obviously) can learn a thing or two while the kiddies can get more of value than at a rollercoaster park. I think too many of us don't really have much of a grasp of what life was like even a generation ago, much less two, four, or eight. I think it's so easy for us to lose knowledge, tools, and skills that not only connect us to our past but can enrich our lives today.
"Yesterday is history; tomorrow is mystery; today is a gift, that's why it's called the present." E. Roosevelt "If the world is to end tomorrow, I would plant an apple tree today" Martin Luther
Post by baby daddy on Jan 10, 2013 17:27:30 GMT -5
I agree with you steev, I wish I would have paid more attention to the things my pap (Grandpa) did. He lived to be 107 and could do anything, but he has been gone for over 10 years now and there are no re dos'. I really wish I would have learned how to make potato beer. IT WAS AWESOME....... I don't know if 47 so old but some days I feel I am....
Last Edit: Jan 10, 2013 17:30:23 GMT -5 by baby daddy
107! Well, I guess he must have done something right. My Grandad never owned a power tool but a Yankee screwdriver. He could build any cabinet or furniture you wanted. Wish I'd learned how he made cut biscuits. He taught me to forage wild mustard, gather meadow mushrooms, and how to make "end-of-the-garden stew", valuable skills, every one.