Littleton Museum’s 1890s Urban Farm with Zeb and Lagertha Duck

Zeb and Lagertha Duck are happy to return to the Littleton Museum.

Littleton Museum

Littleton Museum

We want to show you the 1890s Urban Farm today.   The main building has an interactive area for young people, an art gallery and a nice gift shop.   Leaving this main building, we first find this peacock with his feathers fully opened.

Peacock with open feathers

Peacock with open feathers

Isn’t he magnificent?   We love him.   This couple was returning from the garden heading for home.

A pioneer coupe

A pioneer couple

We love their clothes.   Ready to enter the Blacksmith’s Shop, this bat was on the door.

Brown bat on brown wooden door

Brown bat on brown wooden door

He was hard to see…brown bat on brown door.   Inside, the Blacksmith showed us how he needed to heat iron in the fire, behind him.   When the iron was hot, he put it in the vise so he could bend the hot iron.

Hot metal in vice .

Hot metal in vise .

After bending the iron the way he wanted it, he plunged the hot iron in a tub of water to cool the metal.

Cooling metal. We heard it sizzle

Cooling metal. We heard it sizzle

With this rod, he bent a hook at each end.   Then he showed us this could be useful for hanging things.   He put Lagertha’s mom’s hat on the hook.

Rod with hooks at each end is useful for hanging things

Rod with hooks at each end is useful for hanging things

Zeb and Lagertha made another new friend today.

Blacksmith likes Zeb and Lagertha Duck

Blacksmith likes Zeb and Lagertha Duck

We like him and he likes the Colorado Traveling Ducks.   This farm has a nice cow.

Cow on the farm with windmill behind

Cow on the farm with windmill behind

Isn’t that a great windmill in the background?   Passing a storage shed, we liked these milk cans.

Milk cans

Milk cans

They are rather comfortable for ducks.   The farmer’s house is very nice.

Farmer's house

Farmer’s house

This stove is a little different than ours.   Remember there is no electricity, so the part we are sitting on holds the wood.

Cooking stove heated with wood

Cooking stove heated with wood

When the wood is burning, the heat goes into the oven and also causes the stove top burners to heat.   This is really nice.   But our moms say they like todays gas and electric stoves better for cooking.   The dining room looks nice.

Love the glass china cabinet

Love the glass china cabinet

Mom especially likes the glass china cabinet.   You can see people in the living room, playing the piano.   Here we are on a small table.

Wood burning stove for heat in corner

Wood burning stove for heat in corner

Notice the wood burning stove here.   This was the source of heat for part of the house.   We hope you will visit the Littleton Museum.     It is one of the top 10 local history museums in the United States.   It is also one of 700 museums to be fully accredited by the American Association of Museums.    And perhaps the most impressive statistic, the Littleton Museum is one of 140 members of the Smithsonian affiliates.   What a great museum.   Yesterday we showed you the new piglets on the farm.   Today we want to show you the baby geese.

Adorable baby geese

Adorable baby geese

We just love baby animals.   There is so much more to see on each farm.  We hope to see you at the Littleton Museum soon.

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