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