Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Field Trip to Old Cowtown Museum, Part 2

I think we spent about five hours at Cowtown.  The first 2 hours were a bit busy because there were a lot of schoolkids there, but after that it was much slower.  Here the kids all took a turn grinding wheat.  They really loved all of the hand-on activities.

There was a display with bushel baskets of wheat, corn, soy beans, oats, sorghum, and milo that the kids could touch and examine.  Then on the table behind were examples of products containing those items. 

Here is my friend, with all of her kids.  Doesn't she have her hands full?  Ha, ha, just kidding.  Between us, though, we have 9 children, so yes, we both have our hands full!

Anne plays in the wheat, while Anthony tries to get his little hand in there.

Of course, as soon as he got his little hands in there, he began "sowing" the seeds. 

One part of Cowtown is a farm, complete with house, outbuildings, and animals.  Here Anne got to be the assistant, pouring the corn into the grinder.

The kids intently watched the horse-powered feed grinder.  Did you notice that my friend was smart, dressing her children in the same color shirt?  I'll definitely have to remember that one!

Then back to the gunnysack swing, where Joseph got a turn.

And what a thrill to pet the miniature ponies!

Our field trip to Cowtown was a resounding success!   I had never been there before and it was much bigger and better than I had anticipated.  We will definitely have to go again next year.


Kansas Mom said...

You know, we went to a pumpkin patch with another group and I deeply regretted not dressing them in our field trip shirts. I will not neglect them again!

House of Brungardt said...

And now that it is getting cooler, it will be even harder because just as you get used to looking for their jacket colors, they decide they are hot and take them off!