Thursday, April 15, 2010

A Visit to Plimouth Plantation

We spent spring break visiting relatives on the East coast and part of the trip was a visit to Plimouth Plantation.

Of course, the plantation isn't "The" plantation, it's a historically accurate reproduction, but we managed to have fun nonetheless.

The girls were very interested in even the mundane details of life in the 1620's. But what really got us revved up was, of course...


Red Dorkings to be exact. We were told this breed was the closest to historically accurate. They even let us gather a couple of eggs from the coop!

The roosters made a lot of noise and wandered all over the place in and out of the houses along with the rest of the hens and pullets.

The next day we visited the Mayflower 2 and Plymouth Rock itself (not that impressive, really)...

The boat was more interesting that I thought it would be, and it was interesting to compare the typical diet on the ship with modern standards.

We marveled at just how crowded that ship must have been with 120-ish passengers plus crew on board. It's just not that big inside.

I took a lot of pictures that day, and here's my favorite:

We were happy to finally get home, though now we have an entire garden to plant this weekend!

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