Life in the 1850’s

Thursday, May 31st, 2001
Image:Life in the 1850´sImage:Life in the 1850´s
What fun May brought our family. There is a local living history event held near our home in Ft. Tejon, so Eric, Wendy, Amy and several members from our homeschool group dressed in 1850 period costume and spent 24 hours making candles, making butter, learning carpentry, doing laundry outdoors, and making adobe bricks in a mud pit. They camped out and cooked their meals over an open fire. Many of the children walked with Eric in our local Lilac Festival in their costumes, and our group even won a first place trophy!