Mookie was rather blasé about the whole thing. In fact, she's been in a little bit of a funk lately. This was just the thing to get her out of it. Really, the whole family needed it. It had been a crazy and stressful week and we needed a treat! We grabbed Ducky and Grandma and headed out!
When we arrived, we didn't stop in the little interpretive center at the main building. Shorty was dying to "play!" so we were on the move. The first thing we saw was an opportunity to plant corn - there were plenty of hands on activities for the kids.
There was even a wheat planting demonstration with a horse drawn planter going on. The big draw was the animals - baby pigs, sheep, goats. My little farmer wanna be's were in heaven :)
The next stop was the stage coach. The kids' rides were free, but the adults had to buy tokens. We had debated on whether or not we should all ride, but I am sure glad we did!
The house that the Mahaffies had owned as a stage station was open. In the basement they had cooking demonstrations going on. The gals were cooking corn cakes on the wood stove and churning butter, both activities were ones that the kids could help with - and mine didn't have to be asked twice ;)
|King of the hill!!!|
We are definitely going back to Mahaffie someday. While we were at Mahaffie we picked up this most awesome kids' passport (free) with places in the surrounding areas that you could gather stamps from. Some of the places were ones we'd been to like Missouri Town and the Ernie Miller Nature center, but there were also so many more that now we need to go to! Yay!