Pilgrims! This is an old family joke that my Step-Father, in particular loves to say. I thought it was pretty funny that I was going to be at Plimoth Plantation right after "April showers bring May flowers." I took a group of teachers down for two days of explorations this week.
Best of all? We got to sleep in the houses! I stayed in one of the houses from the PBS show The Colonial House. What was very funny was that last summer we stayed where The Frontier House was filmed. I hadn't even realized we'd be staying in one of the PBS houses.
It was extremely smoky and quite cold. We had a wonderful bi-cultural meal, followed by.... s'mores. How historically accurate is that? Someone took a photo of me roasting marshmallows over the Pilgrim fire, but I don't have it yet.
We also got to spend this morning doing animal chores in the Village. We learned about how Plimoth works with rare breed animals and their importance to our food security today. This talk, combined with reading Animal, Vegetable, Miracle, has made me want to get rare breed chickens. We'll see. I did buy some heritage seeds---another important part of our food security.
I'm home now and very grateful for showers and washing machines....I think dealing with water and keeping clean is the hardest part of heading back into the past.