We were able to explore the shelter that Captain Thunderbolt, a bush ranger had once resided. The kids tried to guess what each room may have been used for.
Next we were off to the sheds to explore. To demonstrate how the horses helped power the farm machinery, Damon and friend were chosen to re-enact!
After spending some time in my boys group I headed off to discover what the girls were up to.
I found them at the washing station.
Inside the Homestead we explored each room and saw lots of antique furniture and other items. Below is the kitchen where we were shown how different items worked. The small tin bath was interesting especially hearing that the men washed first, then the women and lastly the children all in the same water once a week!!! EEEWWWW!! Doesn't that sound delightful, but they knew no different :)
Another station was the water bucket carrying. This is where Damon learned a lesson in listening!! lol I asked him to hold the hose so that I could turn it on, but sadly he placed it back onto the grass and unfortunately (hehe!!), Josef picked it up!! And much to his delight he hosed down Damon and the other kids standing around, soaking them all!! Thankfully it was a hot day!!
Adele decided instead of drawing her apple tree lifecycle, that she wanted to paint it on her new easel.
On Wednesday Adele heads off to drama class with other homeschoolers. This week they had to bring a hat as a prop. Here she is wearing a beret I picked up in Paris for her.
And Damon decided it would be fun to continue with Hippo studies. So here they are moving around like hippo's trying to imitate their sound, lol!!
Here is Avril determined but scared and ready to cry, entering the noodle race! I had no idea she would race! I was shocked and impressed. And even though she was scared she jumped in and had a go!
The kids after the races were excited as the pool had organised to set up the inflatable for them.
Damon was excited about this event as we caught up with one of his close friends from school.