FALL ON THE FARM
Students in this class will learn about all the daily fall farm chores that everyone in a farm family on the Nebraska plains in the 19th century would have done. Near the house they will pump and haul water, wash clothes using a scrub board, and hang them on the clothes line. From there they will visit the barn, windmill, chicken coop, granary and garden, stopping to complete their chores at each. Once the work is done outside they will move into the Cleary Farmhouse to shell, grind and sift corn for later use in baking. As they prepare to leave, they visit the carriage house to see if the buggy will be ready for a trip to town later in the week.