Wednesday, September 24, 2008

The Birth Place of Texas!

Washington-on-the-Brazos State Historic Site's
~Barrington Living History Farm~

Home School Days - "Childhood in Early Texas"

"Visitors can step back in time and are encouraged to participate in daily activities of this 1850's cotton farm to better understand what life was like over 150 years ago. Learn how to drive oxen, help plant and harvest crops, and try your hand at spinning or making soap.

The living history farm is a representation of the farmstead founded by Dr. Anson Jones, the last President of the Republic of Texas.

The Anson Jones home is an original structure built in 1844, moved to Washington-on-the-Brazos State Historic Site as part of the Texas Centennial Celebration in 1936." ~from the brochure


Scenes from Barrington Living History Farm!





























7 comments:

Rose said...

Truly loved this post. I am a sixth generation Texan. My folks were here in the days of the Republic.

Tina Leigh said...

Wow, what a fun place. I would to like to have one of those quilts and a few of those cast iron pots. Can anyone ever have enough cast iron? I love it! Came to you by way of Kelli.

Anonymous said...

Good Morning Mrs H ~

Such a wonderful post. The pictures were great. I just love the ~ step back in time ~ projects.
Thank you for sharing!

Simple blessings ~

Hugs ~
Teri

Tami said...

What a lovely place! Thank you for sharing the pictures.

Scott and Kerri said...

Hi Mrs.H
My husband suprised me this afternoon with some money for a new camera. You mentioned you had a Nikon D40, I love your pictures, and that is what I am looking at but I had a few questions about it. Would you mind emailing me or would you prefer me to just comment my questions to ya? I've read alot on PW's site but I think her camera is a little out of my price range :)
kaharding@localnet.com
Thanks
Love Kerri

crystal said...

Hi, I'm new to reading your blog. Love this post, beautiful pictures...It makes me want to live there...does that sound crazy? It just looks so inviting.

Blessings
Crystal

Mrs. H. said...

Thanks for the comments on this post!

Rose - wow, that's too cool!

Tina Leigh - I recognize you from Kelli's! :-)

Terri - I always love to get your comments! You are the sweetest!

Tami - Thank you for visiting!

Kerri - I'm so glad you got your camera yesterday!

Crystal - I want to live there, too! :-)