Frontier Days

| 5/14/2019 11:57:00 AM

farm signRural schools in our area try to remind local children how our world has changed over the decades. Living here 20 or 30 years ago is vastly different to what it is now. So the schools bring together local craftsmen and artisans to show the children how their ancestors once lived. This teaches them history, and opens up avenues for new experiences and self-reliance. They call it Frontier Days.

Usually there is a wide variety of participants, but this year due to weather and unforeseen personal circumstances, (some broken bones and doctor visits) attendance was down. But the children still had a wonderful time and learned new things.

A local band set up in the library and played folk music. A member of the band is a retired music teacher, and she brought along some old instruments and gave the children a talk and allowed them to try each piece.

1 the band

The students learned about making butter and got a taste of the 'real' stuff. They also learned about crocheting, knitting, and weaving.

2 activities

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