I mentioned in my last post that my daughter Carrie and I went to visit Old Sturbridge Village last week. We are very fortunate that we live in the same town as this outstanding living museum, which depicts life in New England in the 1830s. Well, Carrie lives in Northampton now, but grew up here and worked at the Village for a while a few years ago. We don’t take advantage of our proximity to the Village nearly enough like we did when the kids were younger, but every spring, the birth of the spring lambs is a big pull and that’s what got us over there this time. There seems to be a bumper crop of little lambs this year. I counted eight.
The video is not so good. Because it was so bright out, I couldn't really see what I was taking. But I wanted to post it so you could see them in action. They are so much fun to watch.
But there’s a lot more to see at the Village even if you are taking a casual stroll around the place. It’s an excellent way to spend an afternoon or a couple of days.
These are shots of the interior of the Small House. It shows a house typical of the times where newly-weds or renters might live.
The Freeman Farm has always been my favorite destination at the Village. This house was built in Sturbridge around 1808 and moved to the Village in 1950. The barn is from Charlton, Massachusetts circa 1840.
A Freeman Farm resident.
Here’s what was cooking the day we were there.
Well, I could go on and on. Every time we go to the Village, I take hundreds of photos. I hope you all get to visit there one day. I'm betting you would enjoy it.