We visited Living History Farms, Just outside of Des Moines. There are 4 different eras of farming represented. The day we went was the Wheat Harvest Festival. We participated in the harvest of wheat on 2 different farms and received a great education on the history of the mid west and farming over the past 300 years.
Adam and Val helped tan a deer skin on a tree at the Indian farming community.
They also helped with the 1850 pioneer farm. I pitched in there myself.
The boys got to water the sheep and pigs.
Dan and I even cut some wood.
It was great fun
Living History Farms
Date taken: 2001 07
Living History Farms Site