On Memorial Day we decided it was time to check out the Land Between the Lakes that we've heard so much about since moving to Western Kentucky. It was a beautiful day and some great family time together!
On our first day to visit the Land Between the Lakes we chose to go to The Homeplace: a mid-19th century working farm created from authentic buildings moved from various places in the LBL area when they were turning into a national recreation area. We all enjoyed exploring the homes (there are two on the farm) and all of the many out buildings. The people working there, all dressed in period clothing, performing tasks from that period, were so interesting and helpful.
That day they were hosting a fun scavenger hunt around the farm for children and the kiddos had a great time finding and learning about the various things from that time period as they crossed off their list.
pretending to drive the horses
the largest home on the farm
an album of quilt patterns
fresh onions from the garden
cast iron pans in the kitchen
exploring in the large home
a freshly dried flower arrangement
the second home on the farm
lovely vintage linens and wash basin
a beautiful sampler
their flower garden plan
hollyhocks in the flower garden
tobacco drying in the barn
running to see the pigs
the pigs were taking it easy in the heat of the day
but they were so cute
in the tool barn
cleaning up in the tool barn
more period tools
the outside of the tool barn
crossing the creek on the farm
sheep roaming the farm
a woolly white sheep
collecting their prizes from the scavenger hunt
by the trumpet vine
the bison prairie directly across from the farm
We can't wait to explore more of the Land Between the Lakes very soon!