Thursday, August 14, 2014

Back at Kline's creek

Just like Balckberry farm, Kline's Creek farm is another place where we learn about something new during each visit.
Our first stop was with the beekeeper.  Today he talked to us about beeswax. He is always amazingly kind.  He offered us a taste of honey.


Today the farm had another special program. Instead of mom's chores, we had dad's chores (if you want to see mom's chores go back to the Kline Creek post from July 28th). Today, we learned about how rope was made. 

Giving it a try!

The machine is called a forming machine, and the spacer to keep the strands in place is a traveler.  We used four strands of yarn hooked to the machine to make the rope.  As the machine was rotated with the handle, the strands were twisted in opposite directions making the rope stay together. 

Then, a very nice helper looped the end, and gave it to the kids to keep as a souvenir. 

Afterwards the kids were just playing.  If you notice the little guy's right hand, he is holding his little piece of rope.  He didn't want to let go of it.

Just having fun with friends.  The horse was not real =)

Update: The next day, the first thing the little guy asked for was his piece of rope. 

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