Zeb and Lagertha are exploring a farm from the 1860s today. The Littleton Museum in Littleton, Colorado is a great place to visit.
First let’s head to the school.
Notice the box against the right side of the building. This is for firewood.
I, Zeb the Duck and my friend Lagertha Duck went inside and we are sitting on the stove. It is warm today, so there is no fire to singe our feathers. And, every school needs a teacher.
Teachers had to dress up every day to teach the children. Look at these benches.
Straw is fun for sitting. Our farm has some of the old farm equipment.
We like this stuff, but we really don’t know how to use it.
But it is great to see. The Littleton Museum has 2 farms. This is the 1860s Homestead Farm. The other farm, for another day, is the 1890’s Urban Farm. The museum has about 39.5 aces and is adjacent to Ketrig Lake. We love the animals on this farm. Isn’t this large sheep fantastic.
Look at those horns. She is even resting her foot on the rail. In the 1860’s farmers had cellars.
This is that magic, cool, dry place to store some root crops for winter meals. Often meals were cooked outside over a fire.
Here Zeb and Lagertha are on the spit, expecting not to be cooked for dinner. Don’t worry ducks, you are safe with us. To maintain a farm, may tools are needed.
This tool shed holds many tools that were used by hand. There were no electric tools in the 1860s. More animals.
This pig is huge, but we think she likes us. At least we hope she likes us.
Here are the new piglets. They are adorable, like all new babies. The settler’s house was very welcoming.
And all without electricity. There were many animals on this farm, but this is one of my favorite, Lagertha and an ox.
This museum is great, and it is even free. For more information visit http://www.LittletonGov.org Then click on Departments at the top of the page and then click on museum in the drop down menu. Next time we will show you the 1890s Urban Farm. You will enjoy this museum if you visit it.