Another successful Kid's Pioneer Day was held at the authentic log cabin here in Lake View. The events included some new "stations" as well as the candle making, sack races and the 'old scrub board washer tub from last year. Our newest additions were the arrival our Nebraska "mountain man", a very dear neighbor friend of mine, members of a spinners/weaver guild, and natural cloth dyeing by one of our local teachers. Another new addition that we plan to definitely expand next year is the "dress up clothes" and school room experience. The girls (didn't have any clothes for the boys) really enjoyed this new event and our "pioneer teacher" has been rehired for next year. Another popular "station" from last year was the log cutting area although this year our "logsman" had bark whistles for the kids to learn how to make. Last year they got to see how he made and full size bed from tree logs. The bed is now in the loft of the cabin.
A new log cabin scheduled for this coming weekend is a "pioneer sing a long" with hot dogs and chips. More info on that in a later blog.