It's field trip season, and last week I was blessed to be able to accompany Girl 2 and the rest of the 2nd grade class to the Old Independence Regional Museum in Batesville.
Among other exhibits, the class got to learn about the Depression Era Back Porch. As our tour guide spoke, I was interested in how many of the back porch activities take place at our house today. Luckily, Girl 2 reigned it in for the most part and didn't act like too big of a know-it-all even though she is quite familiar with how butter is made, what ingredients are used in soap, how to snap beans, what to do with used kitchen water, how clothing is mended, and how to survive without a clothes dryer.
And, I was snapping pics of an example of "making-do" furniture that I hope to be able to replicate with old pallet wood.
The entire class enjoyed churning butter and then got to eat some atop freshly-baked cornbread. Yumm!
And then, we went to the park, of course!