On one of our days off, we decided to take a drive to a living history settlement about an hour and a half away called Sauder Village. We'd never been there before, and decided that we would check it out. It was a nice day, and we enjoyed talking to the workers who staffed some of the buildings. Here are some photos!
When we entered the village, the first building we saw (after the shops) was the Grime farmstead. We noticed Mark the horse (yes, that was his real name) hooked up to the carriage, and found out that we could take a carriage ride, so we did!
|Hubby says I need one of these chair desks for out in our living room. It's true--I do need one!|
|Jars being sterilized by the sunlight on the fence.|
|An 1830s farm in the distance.|
We continued around the village, and saw two work horses and another buggy horse in the pasture. The buggy horses are actually retired race horses.
|A 1908 church that was moved from four miles away to the village this past winter. The interior and fixtures are original, and were in beautiful shape.|
We stopped at a summer kitchen:
And visited this 1840s home, where the couple and ten of their total 15 children were born:
|Along with the basement kitchen, the family also used this outdoor bake oven to bake bread and other goodies.|
We have had a great week, just doing whatever we wanted to do all week. Sometimes it's just nice to have time off of work. It's hard to believe we've been married for ten years now. We've been through a lot in ten years! The circumstances have not always been great, but for me, they've been happy years anyway. Here's hoping the Lord grants us many more decades together!