We have gone a few places over the years to learn about the Native American's who inhabited Connecticut long before we did. It's always interesting, and we usually pick up a new fact, or get to try something we never have before.
Marlin's Brownie troop took a trip to New Pond Farm to learn a bit more about this culture. So like a well organized homeschool troop, they set up a group for the siblings.
The inside bit was just a telling of facts, and we passed around some artifacts. A rake made of antler, a shovel of scapula, and a turtle shell instrument.
Then we trekked out for the good stuff.
We hiked a short walk to the village.
Ev tended a fire.
Kaya ground corn.
They learned how to scrape and soften white tail hides.
It was great to see the hair fall off as you scraped it with a bone.
And then we sat around the fire and ate corn bread, sweetened with a few good drops of maple syrup.
Another good day in the woods, running around and learning.