Cozy Cottage & Simple Living

Cozy Cottage & Simple Living
We live in a 900 Sq.Ft. Cottage. One must be creative with storage, children's toys, and homeschooling. We live in the "Arrowhead of Minnesota" Sit a spell, kick your shoes off, and peek into our simple lives.

Friday, March 5, 2010

Stepping into the past of the 1700's........

We went to a "Sugar on Snow" fest and had a great time! Here are some of the things Maria did. She rally enjoyed learning about what people did back in the 1700's.

Two lovely ladies all dressed up!

Grinding wheat berries into flour.

Small animal pelts for clothing.

More small animal pelts.

Spinning the Flax into yarn.

Working Flax into yarn.

Wood working.

Uhoh....... what did she do?

Maria learning about making wooden spoons, counldn't just go to the store to buy a spoon back in the 1700's!

Learning about the Spinning wheele.

She's working hard at making that butter!

Maria got to see how butter was made. She even got to churn the butter!

Maria played some games from the 1700's

For a weekend we got to look into the past of the 1700's....
In the children's corner, Maria got to play games that children played in the 1700's. I asked her if she like her toys better or the toys from the 1700's. She said she liked the toys from the 1700's! She loved the stilts, and did very well with help of course!


  1. What a wonderful field trip...looks like you all had a great time. The pics are super cute. Thanks for sharing!

  2. I wish we had something like this close by. It looks like you had a wonderful time, not to mention all the things learned. My dad made stilts for my older boys when they were little. I think we're going to have to ask him to make some more :-)

  3. What an interesting display from the good old days, I love looking at things like this. Thank you for sharing.

    I came to your blog from Aspiring Homemaker, and welcome you to blog world.

    I am living a simple lifestyle in country South Australia.

    Take care,


  4. Lovely!!
    I'm sure your daughter had a wonderful time!


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