Tuesday, September 3, 2013

In the old times...

Lately, the girls have shown an interest in the old times. We are reading the 4th book in the Laura Ingalls series and they have lots of questions about how people lived at that time. We thought that spending a day at the Village québécois d'Antan would be a great idea. In each house (original houses from different areas of Quebec that have been transported to recreate a village in Drummondville), there is someone working, dressed in costumes of the era, talking the same way our great-grand parents did and telling fascinating stories about their lives. They were all preparing for winter, making candles and soap from animal fat, mending wool socks, making warm blankets, etc.

In one house, a lady was canning tomatoes for the winter, boiling the water on an old wood-burning stove.
 This woman was making rugs from old clothes to keep the floors warm during the cold months.

The girls got to try an old press at the house of the village's printer.

They even helped the blacksmith to keep the fire going while he was making a little souvenir for them to keep.


Heather Booth said...

Beautiful pictures. Looks like you had a lovely day :)

There's a place in Austin that is similar called Pioneer Farms. One of my favorite places to visit.

Joanna said...

wawww mais c'est GENIAL cet endroit!!! il faut absolument qu'On y aille un jour! je trouve que tous ces savoirs sont si précieux (et ils disparaissent) et aussi, c'est très intéressant pour les enfants (et puor nous) de voir comment les choses se font, mtn tout est tellement technologique qu'on peut plus vior les processus, la logique des choses et ainsi on prive les enfants de qqch de précieux.
j'adore vraiment et j'ai hâte d'y aller!!!