Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Life in the Village…

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.

video


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.



15 comments:

dieter michalek said...

so wonderful pictures.
great.
best wishes from germany.
dieter

Sandra said...

i want to visit there... oh yes i do.... love that last shot of the hinge.. and those baby sheep are just to precious for words. loved the video to

TexWisGirl said...

love the old latches. and who couldn't love lambs! :)

Kerri Farley said...

Oh my goodness....Lambs just steal my heart!!! Great post!

kat from ky. said...

My dreams have always been to live in a salt-box colonial house in New England! I would love to visit this village. The lambs are too cute for words. Thanks for sharing.

Lydia Martin said...

Lovely images! Love the old buildings and seeing the furniture...of course I do like rustic anyway.

Pamela Gordon said...

I know I would enjoy it! It's very similar to our Kings Landing Historical Settlement which is about 10 minutes from my house. It's homes are mostly from the 1860's to 80's. The sheep are so sweet.

Brian King said...

Oh, how cute! Love that house, too! Nice farm!

Gail Dixon said...

Those lambs just melted my heart! So sweet. I can see why you take so many photos when you go there. Wow.

Tina Fariss Barbour said...

I would love to visit there! It would be like walking back in time--at least as close as we can get to it. I know what you mean about not visiting places that are right around your home. We live close by to some historical sites that we never seem to visit.

Those baby lambs are soooooo sweet! I would have to take one home. :-)

karen said...

it's so very good to catch up with you again too!! Your images, as ever, are wonderful!! I hope you and your family are well x

Nicki said...

Kittens, puppies and baby lambs - doesn't get any cuter? Well I guess human babies (but if we're being honest - not all of them are pretty; it takes a few weeks before some of them grow into the cuteness).

I can see why you would take oodles of pictures - that barn alone - and all the little details. Oh my!

Beatrice P. Boyd said...

We have never visited Sturbridge, but after reading yiur post and seeing all the photos, I know we will have to add it on thenlist of places to see on a future road trip. And, places like this make it so easy to shoot so many photos...thank goodness for digital photography now.

Debbie said...

your images are beautiful, they really show the place off. i would love it there.

we have a historic village, not far from home and they do not allow pictures inside. not all employees enforce it, not all buildings have an employee in them so i have taken indoor pictures and shared them here.

i think they should encourage photos. it's one instance where i don't follow the rules!!

Helma said...

Es curioso que su residencia es un museo viviente llamada Barbara.
Bonitas fotos y una descripción general de la villa es hermosa :-)

Queridos saludos, Helma