Stumbling Upon History

Not long ago, we were driving through Grapevine, TX. With no particular plans in mind, we ended up taking a detour that was fantastic! As we approached a stop light, we saw a sign that said Nash Farm and had an arrow. We decided to follow it and see what happened.

This is what we saw!

Nash Farm house

After checking out the posted public use policy, we ventured onto the grounds and explored a little bit. We took some time to read the posted signs about the Nash Family.Nash Family information

After looking at the outside of the home and the chickens, we entered a small building with two people inside. They invited the girls to enter and we found out that they were guides for the farm. The lady was about to leave but took the time to talk with Miss E about spinning wool and the loom that she had. She even let her try her hand out with a bit of weaving.

The gentleman took us on a tour of the farm. He showed us the animals and talking about their uses on the farm. He explained the cribs – corn crib and tool crib – and their uses. He explained about how they got from ears of corn to corn meal and let the girls use the tools a bit. He showed us what wooden tools likely looked like and how you would train oxen.

Nash - corn and tool cribs

He then gave us a guided tour of the house. It was magnificent. If you are in the Grapevine area, I definitely recommend the Nash Farm. It was interesting and we learned so much!

At Home.

Sharing as a part of the Homeschool Review Crew Field Trip Inspiration Round-up.

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6 thoughts on “Stumbling Upon History

  1. Annette Tinholt Vellenga May 21, 2016 at 9:51 pm Reply

    AH… took two times but finally the comment box opens up. YEAH!!! Anyways, Lori.. this looks like it was a great field trip! Aren’t those side long trails sometimes the most interesting?

    • 3gigglygirlsathome May 23, 2016 at 9:32 am Reply

      I love accidental finds for field trips. Good reason not to take main roads, in my opinion.

  2. Learning Mama May 22, 2016 at 9:20 pm Reply

    What a great detour 🙂

  3. KymPossible May 23, 2016 at 7:53 am Reply

    Sometimes the unplanned field trips are so rewarding! Glad you stumbled upon such an interesting place!

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