Friday, March 18, 2022

We have fun teaching agriculture and American history!

 For many people including some in our family, history is boring.  Unrelatable and dry!  Then in 2017 oxen came into our lives unexpectedly.  They created a whole new opportunity to live history.  Wow what an adventure and thrill.  Having the oxen not only took us back to a later day, but it challenged us to research how people thought in those days.  How their economic situation determined their behavior and positions.  How their religious beliefs influenced their behavior and priorities.  We now have the blessing of teaching others some of the things we have been taught.  We educate primarily the American 1760's-1880's timeline.  Focusing on the use of oxen in agriculture & transportation, frontier living, ox training and driving.  We do events all over the Midwest for reenactments, festivals, church groups, school groups, etc.  Here are a few pictures: