derek had to work all day yesterday, so i decided that the kids and i were going to do something fun and get out of the house. after exploring various options, we settled on staying local and heading to old salem for harvest day. we invited derek’s mom to hang with us and that she did.
we wandered in and the first thing we came across was the cider press(?). the girls doing the demo offered to let isaac have a turn. what you see in the picture is the split second before he decided he didn’t want to do it and ran away crying.
we got some food at mayberry’s, above the bakery (after having some sugar cake in the bakery, duh). some of the stuff we wanted to see didn’t start back up until 1 and we had about 15 minutes to kill. fortunately, one of the private residences had this sweet pumpkin display for us to borrow for some cute pics.
at the single brother’s building, we watched them make apple fritters. she explained where all of the ingredients would have come from, flour from their own wheat, imported sugar, etcetera. when she said that the eggs would have come from chickens that they all kept in their yards, she turned to isaac and said, “do you have chickens in your backyard?” he shook his head yes. and people laughed. and she said, “good for you”. it was funnier than it sounds in type.
we went to a puppet show on our way out, that told the story of johnny appleseed. it was too dark for good pic, but it was cute and the kids liked it. and maybe learned something.
sooooo… that was our exciting day. thanks for reading.