Monday, September 28, 2009

Harvest Days

We headed over to the LSU Rural Life Museum on Saturday morning to check out all of the fall fun planned for their annual "Harvest Days." They had all sorts of living history demonstrations (including a Civil War re-enactment of Baton Rouge), old-fashioned games and hands-on activities (candle-making, crackling cooking, etc.) depicting rural life in Louisiana during the nineteenth-century at harvest time. The tour included views of an old church, sick house, school room, slave quarters, blacksmith shop, kitchen, and sugar mill as well as a portrayal of the daily lives of soldiers during that time.

It was all very cool and interesting, but since it felt like it was 120 degrees outside we quickly headed over to the pumpkin patch area. Lucy cozied right on up to the scarecrows and mini pumpkins for some photo ops (check out slide show below) and then we all went on a hayride. Lucy's not walking quite well enough for a trip through the "corn maize", but... maybe next year!

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1 comment:

Whetstones said...

Cute photos! PS we like Lucy's cute leggings outfit!