The five year old was especially excited to see the waffle iron on the old stove. I'm sure I've mentioned that's his latest obsession. He has one every day for breakfast and begs for them at every other meal.
I have often wanted to try cooking on one of these old stoves. I'm just glad I don't have to use it every day. I can't imagine the heat in the summertime - ugh.
Checking out the old irons.
The rest of the kitchen/dining room. My grandparents had an old cream separator like the one under the stairs, and a phone like the one on the wall. I used to play with both of them.
The homestead has a lot of informative pages like this one that tells how to make lye.
The ten year old thought the wall mounted coffee grinder was pretty cool, but decided that we'd all get pretty tired grinding enough coffee for his Dad :)
Above the couch they have a display of some of the old newspapers they found on the walls.
There are several different outbuildings, including this cellar.
The five year old wanted to sit on the seat of the manure spreader. You should have seen his face when I explained exactly how a manure spreader works. We had one on our farm when I was growing up that looked pretty much just like this one (if you ignore all the wagon wheels).
It was a really hot day so the boys enjoyed a nice cool drink from the bucket. I was impressed with how hot it was (over 80*) that the house was actually very comfortable - not hot at all. They had a covered, screened porch on the back side of the house (west) that was nice and cool. It was a really fun field trip. (And I didn't even get pictures of the ice house or bunk house.)