How To Live Like Great-great-grandma

Earlier this month we took the girls to Hale Farm and Village see how their great-great-grandparents might have lived. They had fun, but let’s just say by the end of the day they were glad for some of the modern conveniences.

Early in the day, it was a fun time at a farm. Oh look, cows!

And here comes a girl, what’s she doing? The cows seem to know her.

Oh, she’s taking the mommy cow away to be milked. Her name’s Bessie. (The cow, not the girl.)

Captain Jack (that’s the baby cow) followed mom until she went through the fence. Then he stood there and moo-ed for her. I swear it sounded like he was saying, “Mom!” But longer, like, “Maaaaaahhhhhhhhmm!”

We walked around the other side of the barn to watch the milking. On that side there were some sheep.

I’ll bet Kristin knows what kind this is.

“Now girls, you have to be very quiet while she’s milking the cow.”

“But why, daddy? Doesn’t she … Wait … Did that cow just try to kick her?”

“Yes honey, please be quiet now. And remember, when you live on a farm you have to do this every day. And during the school year, you have to get up and do it before you walk to school.”


Mmmm, fresh milk.

Although I didn’t see any for sale at the gift shop. I wonder where it goes?

So now they’re pretty sure they don’t want to live on a farm with cows. Next up, we’ll look at some of the common areas: church, school, etc. See how they like those.