The Kent House was just the best experience! We loved every moment and learned so much! I wanted to move there. :) I could whip myself up some outfits and play the lady of the plantation any day!
We started out in the Milk House.
I had never seen a churner like this one. The window was not original...
The view from the Milk House. Now, who couldn't sit for hours and churn butter with this?
This place is beautiful! They hold weddings and special events. I told Eli he should get married here. I loved it!
This is the Big House. I love how it is up off the ground to protect against flooding...
They used this big fan that a slave boy would operate while supper was being eaten. Matthew and I just kept being amazed at how ingenious our ancestors were. We really haven't invented anything, just improved upon someone eles's industry. ;)
The tea set...do you see the chocolate brick looking thing on the table? That is tea! Very interesting. Elijah and the lady tour guide talked about the Boston Tea Party and wondered together if it was bricks like this procurred from China that were in those chests that met their fate in that water...I am thinking so! It was so pretty and smelled wonderful! I want a brick of tea for myself.
This is a baby walker made of wicker!!!! I want it!
I also want this darling baby gown.
The insulation of the home was just amazing to us.
How would you like to bathe in this?
A rolling pin bed.
The sweetest little cup with a "straw".
Inside the Kitchen House they still fire it up and prepare traditional Kent Plantation meals to guests. :)
I have seen trees with these bottles on them for years now living in Louisiana. I would see them in yards as we drove through the country. I was always puzzled...the slaves would hang then on the tree and when they "heard" a spirit trapped in one they would cork it up and throw it into the river! So now the mystery is solved! Sort of reminded me of our Ghost in a Bottle experiment last Trick or Treat time.
This was one of the workshops and the wood was made from whole HUGE cypress trees found in our swamps and bayous. It was neat to see this because Eli and I had just learned that many of the period homes and buildings were made of this wood. It is also our state tree.
The sugaring house...they still fire it up and make all the sugar products once a year in the fall.
At the barn...bye bye Kent House!