An 1860s Farm in Littleton, Colorado with Zeb and Lagertha Duck

Zeb and Lagertha are exploring a farm from the 1860s today.   The Littleton Museum in Littleton, Colorado is a great place to visit.

Littleton Museum

Littleton Museum

First let’s head to the school.

The school house

The school house

Notice the box against the right side of the building.   This is for firewood.

Inside the school house. Heat supplied from a wood burning stove.

Inside the school house.  Heat supplied from a wood burning stove.

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.

The teacher from the 1860s

The teacher from the 1860s

Teachers had to dress up every day to teach the children.  Look at these benches.

Sit on the straw with school behind

Sit on the straw with school behind

Straw is fun for sitting.   Our farm has some of the old farm equipment.

Wagon for the farm work

Wagon for the farm work

We like this stuff, but we really don’t know how to use it.

Needed to grow crops

Needed to grow crops

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.

Great sheep

Great sheep

Look at those horns.   She is even resting her foot on the rail.   In the 1860’s farmers had cellars.

Root Cellar

Root Cellar

This is that magic, cool, dry place to store some root crops for winter meals.  Often meals were cooked outside over a fire.

Fire pit and spit for outdoor cooking. Don't cook us!

Fire pit and spit for outdoor cooking.  Don’t cook us!

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.

One of several tool sheds

One of several tool sheds

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. Time to leave mom?

This pig is huge.  Time to leave mom?

This pig is huge, but we think she likes us.   At least we hope she likes us.

New Piglets

New Piglets

Here are the new piglets.      They are adorable, like all new babies.   The settler’s house was very welcoming.

Early Homestead

Early Homestead

And all without electricity.   There were many animals on this farm, but this is one of my favorite, Lagertha and an ox.

Ox behind Lagertha

Ox behind Lagertha

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.

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